Nine underprivileged families under the Samoa Vicctim Support Group’s welfare support from Satapuala, are counting their blessings as recipients of 1,000 litres of water tank each, courtesy of funding support from the business community.
In 2019, a group of lunch mates connected with the SVSG (Junior) to offer his assistance to assist with the youth group’s ‘Access to Clean Water Project’, for underprivileged families who do not have access to this vital necessity.
Funds collected from this group enabled the SVSG (Junior) to purchase 9 x 1,000 litre of water tanks which were dispatched starting from the Christmas period of 2019 to early 2020.
In acknowledging this tremendous support on behalf of the Satapuala residence benefiting from the donated water tanks, Pastor Sale Uelese of the Assembly of God Satapuala thanked the Good Samaritans for financing the need for clean water for the underprivileged families in Satapuala.
“Close to 100 people from new born to elderly in their 80s from these 9 families are enjoying access to clean water from the water tanks now installed for each household, thanks to this very important initiative by the SVSG (Junior).” Pastor Sale Uelese
The delay in the installation was due mainly to some of the families requiring repair to the rusty roofing iron of their houses, necessary for water catchment to the tanks.
One of these families is Fetaiai and Lialiai Viliamu. Fetaiai is a carpenter and earns $380 fortnightly. This however, is not sufficient to cater for all the family needs. Of all the challenges his family is facing, the problem with access to clean water is his toughest problem. It is a father’s responsibility to ensure the safety and the wellbeing of his family.
Water shortage leads to 3 days of no access to water supply and sometimes more than 3 days. Fetaiai’s concern was that the village water brings mole as well and this is a threat for him and his family. Every time they need water, they will have to walk 60km to fetch water. With the newly installed water tank, the Viliamu household is now accessing clean water every day.
SVSG President Siliniu Lina Chang acknowledged the coming on board of the business community, specifically this group of lunch mates, to make a difference in the lives of the nine underprivileged families of Satapuala. “Thank you to these Good Samaritans for always being on the look out for ways to support the work of SVSG for our people in need.”
The SVSG (Junior) clean water project continues as more and more families seek SVSG’s welfare assistance for clean water. The church youth groups in villages benefiting from the water tanks embraced the Project for its importance in ensuring our people access clean water.
As we continued to take precautionary measures for the COVID-19 pandemic, the clean water project is surely a blessing in ensuring that no one is left behind.
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