2003

David Dixon visited Zambia for the first time

After seeing the desperate need for safe water, he enlisted the help of his friends to start fundraising.
2005

Village Water supported its first communities in Western Province, Zambia

We repaired 20 broken water-points and started to develop the Village Water Way, focusing on partnerships, building capacity and lasting benefits.
2006

Village Water registered as a UK charity

Our director Clare joined in 2011 and we have grown into a highly committed office team of 5 who love everything Village Water. Clare cycled the London Nightrider in 2015 (that’s her leaning on the bike at the front)
2007

Village Water Zambia registered as a Zambian charity, with our support

We have helped them develop into a robust organisation, implementing projects for us and for others charities and businesses
2011

The first leg of the Row Zambezi expedition – Chavuma to Livingstone

Our intrepid supporters become the first to row 1000km along the Lower Zambezi, raising over £25,000 for Village Water. Determined to complete the length of this mighty river, the team completed the Lake Kariba Moon row in 2014 and will take on Mozambique in 2017
2012

Lessons for Life, a programme of hygiene education for primary schools launched

Hygiene education in schools helps pupils to practise good hygiene wherever they are. In 2015 we added menstrual hygiene management to the school programme to break down the stigma that stops girls going to school once they reach puberty.
2013

Helping manual drilling teams to become independent businesses

Since 2013 we have helped train 6 manual drilling teams. In July 2015 the teams participated in intensive business skills and marketing training to help them to bid for work from other clients.
2015

The Well Good Appeal Project

We began our Well Good project in schools and villages in Zambia funded through our first grant from the UK government.
2016

Village Water will start a programme in Mozambique, working through local partners

Mozambique is one of the poorest countries in the world. We will support 10 communities with safe water, sanitation and hygiene, and set up and train a manual drilling team.

2003
David Dixon visited Zambia for the first time

After seeing the desperate need for safe water, he enlisted the help of his friends to start fundraising.

2005
Village Water supported its first communities in Western Province, Zambia

We repaired 20 broken water points and started to develop the Village Water Way, focusing on partnerships building capacity and lasting benefits.

2006
Village Water registered as a UK charity

Our director Clare joined in 2011 and we have grown into a highly committed office team of 5 who love everything Village Water. Clare cycled the London Nightrider in 2015 (that’s her learning on the bike at the front).

2007
Village Water Zambia registered as a Zambian charity, with our support.

We have helped them develop into a robust organisation, implementing projects for us and for others charities and businesses.

2011
The first leg of the Row Zambezi expedition – Chavuma to Livingstone.

Our intrepid supporters become the first to row 1000km along the Lower Zambezi, raising over £25,000 for Village Water. Determined to complete the length of this mighty river, the team completed the Lake Kariba Moon row in 2014 and will take on Mozambique in 2017.

2012
Lessons for Life, a programme of hygiene education for primary schools launched.

Hygiene education in schools helps pupils to practise good hygiene wherever they are. In 2015 we added menstrual hygiene management to the school programme to break down the stigma that stops girls going to school once they reach puberty.

2013
Helping manual drilling teams to become independent businesses

Since 2013 we have helped train 6 manual drilling teams. In July 2015 the teams participated in intensive business skills and marketing training to help them to bid for work from other clients.

2015
The Well Good Appeal Project.

We began our Well Good project in schools and villages in Zambia funded through our first grant from the UK government.

2016
Village Water will start a programme in Mozambique, working through local partners.

Mozambique is one of the poorest countries in the world. We will support 10 communities with safe water, sanitation and hygiene, and set up and train a manual drilling team.