Botswana Bushmen Drink from Well

By September 6, 2011March 23rd, 2015water

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BOTSWANA- Vox convened in the CKGR this past weekend to gather with Bushmen leaders and representatives from Gem Diamonds to celebrate and dedicate new water access. The borehole at Mothomelo was drilled and outfitted with a solar pump by Vox, in conjunction with Gem. For the first time in 9 years the Bushmen have access to their own clean, drinking water.

Vox is working with Gem to outfit boreholes in three other locations. High saline content exists in the areas where two of the new boreholes have been drilled. Desalination solutions are being researched and more work needs to be done.

We celebrate this huge accomplishment for the Bushmen of the Kalahari.

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