Village boy pledges for good water supply

By Pai Mulitalo Ale ,

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A’a Senio filling up the water buckets.

A’a Senio filling up the water buckets.

Staying home to tend to his family was not a hard choice for 17-year-old Leuea Senio of Samusu-uta.

But the young man is finding out that without water, life can be pretty difficult.

A school drop out, Mr. Senio said life is normally not that bad but going without a steady supply of water for several days is hard.

Mr Senio was spotted under a cocoa tree on the side of the road with water buckets. 

When Village Voice approached Mr Senio yesterday, he said he was fetching water with his younger sister from a water pipe.

Senio smiled as he said this is the reality of life they are living in, in their village. 

 “This is what we do every morning, I come here to see if the water is on, then I go back home to get the buckets,” said Senio. 

Leuea Senio with his younger sister A’a Senio fetching water for their family.
Leuea Senio with his younger sister A’a Senio fetching water for their family.

 “We are lucky when we get some water.”

Some families use their wheelbarrows but Senio’s family doesn’t have one.

 “We don’t have a wheel barrow to carry water all the way from that place to our house, but I have to carry two buckets of water over my shoulder.” 

“Two rounds, is enough for me, because it’s heavy,” he added. 

“But I have no choice everything depends on water.” 

Senio’s sister A’a was filling up the water buckets while her brother carries them home.

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