Operation Hydrate had intended to install 800 bore holes by June this year. While they have yet to reach that mark, the organisation is trying to reach desperate communities.
Yaseen Thiba from Operation Hydrate said they have installed 240 bore holes so far and are facing challenges.
The challenge in reaching 800 is that there's a lot of red tape with government departments, like who do we hand the ball to.. who takes responsibility for the bore hole?— Yaseen Thiba, Operation Hydrate
The 240 bore holes installed have made a difference in some areas needing water desperately. We are trying to convert water wells into bore holes.— Yaseen Thiba, Operation Hydrate
Thiba said the best department for them to partner with is the Department of Education, where the principal at the school takes responsibility for the bore hole and this is the easiest way to hand it over to the community.