Village Water has taken the difficult decision to stop funding Village Water Zambia (VWZ) as of 31 December 2021.
In recent years we have mainly funded VWZ from restricted grants for self-supply and from the UK government, projects which all came to an end in 2021. With no secured activities, we have decided to invest our relatively modest funds in our two remaining partners – ECHO in Zambia and Watsan in Mozambique, both new organisations at the start of their development. We hope that in the coming years they will move on to directly run projects funded by institutional donors like the EU and Unicef, just as VWZ has done.
We will continue to visit older communities we have funded through VWZ to ensure that the project benefits endure, working closely with the local councils and well construction enterprises.
We want to acknowledge the hard work of the VWZ team members we have worked with over the years and wish them the very best for their future direction.