Due to a record low in rainfall in South Africa, 5 of the 9 provinces have been declared disaster (drought) areas, The SSIOSA also partnered with the Gift of the Givers in a drive to collect bottled water and distribute to the disaster struck areas. Devotees rallied together in this drive throughout the country.
This project was started around the 11 November 2015 and to date 15 000 people have been served with in excess of 150 000 litres of clean water supported by a volunteer base of 300 volunteers coun-try wide. Some of the areas that were assisted were Mtubatuba (North Coast) one of the distribution points being Mtubatuba High School, where the Honourable Mayor and Officials were present.
Also the villages, QwaQwa (Free State), Bloemfontein (Free State), Harding and Padock (South Coast) also benefitted from our love offering of water. This will be an ongoing project up until the drought is alleviated. When we look at the smiles which a simple service can achieve, that is all the reward our heart desires - smiles on the people we serve. Thank you Swami.