From small beginnings...


Our founding trustee David Dixon sold his business, and wanted to do something useful with the proceeds. On a trip to Zambia he saw the desperate need for safe water in rural villages and enlisted his friends and family to start fundraising.  

...we installed our first water points...


We used the money raised to repair 20 broken water points in Zambia and started to develop our strategy ‘the Village Water Way’, focusing on partnerships, building capacity and lasting benefits.

...and we've achieved so much!

Today Village Water has grown to a small but dedicated team of 6 who, with our African partners, work tirelessly to end water poverty in Zambia and Mozambique. Meet the UK team here and our partners in Africa. 

growing together

To date we have worked with  

256,027 people in 1,066 villages and schools.  

What's next?

In 2019 we will work in 133 villages and schools in Zambia and Mozambique, improving hygiene and sanitation and providing safe water for 50,071.

Expanding our work

With funding from our second UK government grant, we are expanding our work to include informal urban settlements in Lusaka, Zambia. Learn about the urban water crisis and what we are doing about it.

Our mission

Our aim is to end water poverty in Zambia and Mozambique, one region at a time. Find out more about our approach.

What can you do?

You’re not just a drop in the ocean. Every penny counts, and every donation has the power to transform lives.