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Rollers rock, say Wild Fly residents given water lifeline by swimmers

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Rollers rock, say Wild Fly residents given water lifeline by swimmers

A neighborhood of philanthropic swimmers donated water rollers to Wild Fly communities on March 13 2021.

Image: Michael Walker

Twenty families on the Wild Fly of the Eastern Cape will not admire to aid buckets of water on their heads.

On Saturday, a neighborhood of philanthropic swimmers delivered 20 Hippo Rollers to residents of Tsweleni and Tshani.

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Girls people and children in these communities serene procure water in buckets and usually inch long distances over rough terrain with their heavy load.

The Hippo Roller carries up to 90 litres and will more than seemingly be pulled or pushed.

A neighborhood of philanthropic swimmers donated water rollers to Wild Fly communities on March 13 2021. (Portray by: Michael Walker)

Andrew Chin from Swim For Rivers, an NPO trying for solutions to SA’s deteriorating waterways, and the 8 Mile Membership,  swimmers who elevate funds for honest causes,  teamed up to rob and produce the rollers to the communities.

Chin, who lately swam portions of the Vaal river to highlight pollution, acknowledged the rollers had been an “duration in-between technique to the teach of guaranteeing new water for all”.

“We swim long distances in rivers to highlight the urgency of defending them and we make a choice with communities alongside the methodology,” he acknowledged.

“Many say their ideally suited teach is carrying heavy buckets. These rollers will relief 20 families while we relief in identifying longer-term solutions with affected communities.”

A neighborhood of philanthropic swimmers donated water rollers to Wild Fly communities on March 13 2021. (Portray by: Michael Walker)

Tsweleni resident Makhilibana Bhofela, 86,  acknowledged the roller would relief transport water from an originate air tank to her home.

“And in iciness, the youngsters can now procure more water from the spring which is down a steep hill. This can relief so powerful,” acknowledged Bhofela.

Swimmers Stan Kozlowski and Mervyn Bremmer from the 8 Mile Membership, who transported the rollers from KwaZulu-Natal, acknowledged: “Gazing youngsters carrying heavy buckets on their heads in villages is devastating. We must rep many more rollers to those and other rural communities.”

by Philani Nombembe

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Rollers rock, say Wild Fly residents given water lifeline by swimmers