Water is a precious resource and we should do our best to preserve it.
That is the opinion of 31-year-old Same Letoa from Solosolo.
Same and his daughter, Sala were just on their way back from doing shopping in town when they were spotted by Village Voice.
“I think everything is running smoothly in our village except for the use of water,” he said.
“Here in this whole area; I would call it the middle area, our water only comes on at five o’clock in the morning and then stops running at eight o’clock at night time.
“I mean if you go to the other parts of the village, their water is doing fine whereas we are struggling to save water for the next day.
“All the families including mines try to store water in containers before the water goes off.
“And most of us we only have buckets and small containers to store water but I think having your own water tank would make it easier.
“I mean we are human beings and we do get tired of filling up containers everyday.
“For me, this is something I can’t belittle because I have four little children.
“There must be water everyday because you cannot control how kids want something especially if it’s a basic need.
“I need help with a water tank to make this job a bit easier.
“I would buy a water tank but honestly I cannot afford one.
“I work five days a week and my pay only covers for food and other things needed by my family.
“The reason why a water tank is important for us, is because it’s the best option to store water and it saves our time and energy because everyday, it’s like we get tired more from filling up buckets than from our jobs.
“So help us with a water tank please.”
If you want to help out Same Letoa with a water tank, contact Samoa Observer headquarters at Vaitele on 23078.