Finding a reliable supply of water has always been a problem at Si’ufaga Falelatai.
This is according to village member, Misa Mealamu Misa.
“Back in the days, our village has always been living and surviving on the village’s own water,” he told the Village Voice. “But as life goes on; we see that the number of people in our village keeps increasing every year.”
“That is why we have asked for help but even when we received help from the government; their water cannot reach areas away from the inner village.”
“Many families have received help from different organizations in terms of water tanks and other things like that but there are still many families struggling with no water.”
Misa said everyone on this earth knows the importance of water.
“I don’t have to spell it out because we all know: without water; we cannot survive that long.”
“Without water; we cannot do any work in our families; we can’t eat and we can’t drink and nobody wants to live that kind of life right?”
“I am thankful that some of the families in our sub-village have received different equipment from organisations that could help them in some ways but we still need more help because as you can see; we have so many villagers now.”
“That is why I plead for help on behalf of our village because it is my duty as the pulenu’u to make sure my people have everything they need to stay alive.”
“No one wants to sit around and do nothing as people are struggling so badly with this issue.”
“This issue is not a new one in our village and I’m sure this goes for all the other villages that are struggling as much as we are right now.”
“Any help that will be given either from the government, different organizations or from other countries on this matter; we welcome it and appreciate it.”
“Water is important to all of us and I see nothing wrong with asking for the help we deserve.”