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Project leaders.

The Ntontozi Water and Sanitation Project in the KaNdinda Chiefdom in Swaziland seek to address the water, sanitation and hygiene threats faced by women artisans affiliated with Gone Rural and Rosecraft. 6300 people in the Ntontozi Manzini Region will benefit from this project.

Women during a traditional dance.

The Ntontozi Water and Sanitation Project in the KaNdinda Chiefdom in Swaziland seek to address the water, sanitation and hygiene threats faced by women artisans affiliated with Gone Rural and Rosecraft. 6300 people in the Ntontozi Manzini Region will benefit from this project.

Prince Lukwabitsi cutting the sod at the first site for borehole drilling.

“Sod Cutting” in Swaziland is a ceremony whereby the community leaders acknowledge the presence of a new project in the area by doing the first dig at the project site. Among those present were three local chiefs, officials from the Ministry of Health, and administrators from Gone Rural and Gone Rural boMake, along with community members and children from a local school.

The festivities began at 11:30 with a procession to the first drilling site. The event was featured on local Swazi television!

After the sod cutting ceremony, the community returned to the tents for several noteworthy speeches.

The Chief of KaNdinda, Prince Lukwabitsi, spoke and emphasized the great role played by the women, stating that most households are surviving because of the presence of the women. Prince Lukwabitsi expressed his gratefulness that these are the very same women who had brought Gone Rural and boMake to their communities to make these new developments.

 

Students during a traditional dance.

Parliamentarian giving a speech.

Community members gathered for the celebration.

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