Nata, a village in Botswana, has made a history this year by creating its own website in the country.
This website initiative that started off introducing Nata village to the rest of the world has made a difference in the lives of the ordinary residents. Melody Jenkins, the technical adviser for the Nata website said that since the launch, visitors to the website had made generous contributions that had helped residents of the village. She said that so far they had raised more than P45,000 through the website. Some of the money would be used to fund projects aimed at improving the lives of those infected by HIV/AIDS in the village. She revealed that the website acted as a cultural exchange platform and they always put up pictures that reflect the traditional Setswana activities in the village. Seloma Tiro the chairman of the board of trustees said that the establishment of the website was significantly contributing to the lives of the residents. He added that people's lives were changing everyday and they were confident that the website would continue making a positive contribution. He said money raised from the website had been used to buy food for children and the destitute.