Village Water was founded in 2004 by trustee David Dixon

David 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. 

Director Clare Wearden

The money raised was used to repair 20 broken water points in Zambia and began the development of a strategy, focusing on systems change, partnerships, building capacity and lasting benefits.

Today Village Water has grown to a small but dedicated team of six lead by director Clare Wearden and a board of trustees for governance and strategic direction.


Our Trustees


Village water staff