There are many things that are required in this life when it comes to taking care of a family but the most important requirements are water and electricity.
So says Ainamaua Koiti, a 72-year-old father from the village of Saoluafata.
Speaking to the Village Voice yesterday, Ainamaua said that without water, it’s hard to go by each day because in other words, that’s basically no life.
“Any human being needs water. In our village, we are living each day by using our own village’s water but it’s kind of hard because we have to pay $5 every month for it,” he says to the Village Voice.
“I think the worst part is when it goes off.
“It takes about 3 weeks for it to be back on, sometimes it’s close to two months.
He said the reason being is that the pipelines have been blocked and it’s really hard for the water to go through. That puts families like his who are far away inland to get water.
“Since the pipelines have been blocked, it has caused our taps to be off, and it’s not just our family, that goes for all the families in this area.
Ainamaua also said that this goes for the power as well.
“If the water’s off then the power shuts down too.
“For us and some other families, we sometimes rely on the power lines from Sauniatu.
Ainamaua humbly requests help with this matter, all he needs is a water tank so they can store their own water in times the electricity gets cut off.
“We all need water everyday and it’s hard to survive without it.
“We need water for drinking, for food and doing laundry as well.
“A water tank would be a huge help because if it rains, we will use it to save that water from the rain.
At the moment, Ainamaua and his family are using gallons to save and store water.
Samoa, if you want to help out Ainamaua Koiti with this issue, you can contact him on 7629270 or 7657435.