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Helping transform lives

Since October 2012 we have been involved in a fantastic partnership with Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML). They have supported us with a number of projects, transforming life for more than 4,200 people. Their support is helping Village Water to become a stronger organisation with improved reporting systems and the confidence to replicate our activities in a second country.
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Helping to transform lives

Since October 2012 we have been involved in a fantastic partnership with Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML). They have supported us with a number of projects, transforming life for more than 4,200 people. Their support is helping Village Water to become a stronger organisation with improved reporting systems and the confidence to replicate our activities in a second country.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is one of our major corporate supporters.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is one of our major corporate supporters.

Water & sanitation

Since 2012, BofAML has invested more than £220,000 in Village Water. This has brought safe water to 30 communities and supported a further 10 communities with small livestock. In addition the bank has funded the purchase of a new vehicle, vital for the Zambia team as the areas we work in are isolated and a long distance from the office base. Thanks to the bank’s support we have identified a second country to work in, Mozambique.

Monitoring & reporting

BofAML has also supported improvements in our monitoring system by providing mobile phones, solar-powered chargers and funding major developments. We now receive real time data from our colleagues in Zambia, on pump functionality, health, population change and school attendance, among other things.

The team at BofAML has been tireless in linking us to other interested parties and has always been on the lookout for other opportunities to help us.

Water & sanitation

Since 2012, BofAML has invested more than £220,000 in Village Water. This has brought safe water to 30 communities and supported a further 10 communities with small livestock. In addition the bank has funded the purchase of a new vehicle, vital for the Zambia team as the areas we work in are isolated and a long distance from the office base. Thanks to the bank’s support we have identified a second country to work in, Mozambique.

Monitoring & reporting

BofAML has also supported improvements in our monitoring system by providing mobile phones, solar-powered chargers and funding major developments. We now receive real time data from our colleagues in Zambia, on pump functionality, health, population change and school attendance, among other things.
The team at BofAML has been tireless in linking us to other interested parties and has always been on the lookout for other opportunities to help us.

 

GPS co-ordinates are collected during every form submission through the mobile phones.

Musa 2
GPS co-ordinates are collected during every form submission through the mobile phones.

Musa 2 Village - Mongu District

Musa 2 village is in Mongu District of Zambia, supported by BofAML in 2014. The original population of 170 people has increased to 206 since the water point was completed. When we first visited this village, there were no sanitation facilities and the villagers reported high rates of diarrhoea. The number of cases of diarrhoea within the past 7 days of the latest household survey reduced from 11% to 0%.

There has been a massive improvement in sanitation facilities with 96% of households now having a latrines

During each visit our local partners conduct a pump functionality test to ensure the sustainability of the wells. At the most recent visit we found the pump in great working order, taking only one stroke to produce water and filling a 20l container in only 48 strokes. These are both well under our recommended functionality levels.

Musa 2 Village - Mongu District

Musa 2 village is in Mongu District of Zambia. BAML supported the village back in 2014. It has a population of 170 people and 23 households, the population hasincreased since our first visit by 36 people. Our local partners visited the village back in  April 2015 to check on the progress on the village since its intervention in 2014. When we first visited this the village had no sanitation facilities and the villagers reported high rates of diarrhoea. The number of cases of diarrhoea within the past 7 days of the household survey reduced from 11% to 0%.
Sanitation also made a significant change from the initial visit. 95.65% of the households now have latrines!
Also during the visits our local partners conduct a pump functionality test to ensure the sustainability of the wells. During the most recent visit we found the pump in great working order, taking only one stroke to produce water and filling a 20l container in only 48 strokes. These are both well under our recommended functionality levels so no action is required.

If you are a Corporate interested in helping Village Water, please contact Clare Wearden on 01743 241563 or  email clare@villagewater.org.