Sam Masvinure walks daily for over a kilometre to the nearest borehole to get safe drinking water; he travels another long distance to a silted river bed for hi cattle to get water to drink. Life has become unbearable for Masvinure and other villagers because of drought.
Drought has also affected people in the urban areas as they now have difficulties accessing safe drinking water. The blame has been put on the El Nino-induced drought which has caused severe water and food shortages for both humans and animals in the entire Sadc region.
Most people have turned to sinking boreholes with others venturing into irrigation to solve the issue of drinking water and food production.