MEATCO Foundation has drills two boreholes in the Mbunza area

Eight smallholding farmer lessees north of the Veterinary Fence will benefit from the boreholes. Farmers in these areas are often required to travel vast distances, anything from seven to 12 kilometres to reach water points.

The boreholes are fitted with solar pumps, providing cost effective and sustainable pumping of water on a daily basis.
The eight smallholder farmers, most of whom produce for Meatco, are sharing the boreholes and have each received a water tank, a trough providing water for cattle and a separate tap for domestic use. The beneficiaries formed water point communities to take responsibility for the management and maintenance of the water points.
The project is in keeping with the Meatco Foundation's vision to lead sustainable developmental interventions within rural cattle farming communities, Uschi Ramakhutla, executive officer of the foundation, said in a statement Thursday.
'These boreholes represent a long-term investment in the rural community and contribution to sustainable throughput at Meatco's Oshakati Abattoir,' he said.