Zambia

About Zambia

Population: 15.7 million people. 9.3 million people live in rural areas like Western Province, where we work.

Rural access to water: 49%

 

Rural access to sanitation Western Province: 7%

 

Preventable diseases: 40 children a day die from diarrhoea.

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The difference we make

88% reduction in diarrhoea in the 45 new communities we worked with in 2015

800 communities and 80 schools supported since 2003

Zambia

Dirty water and inadequate sanitation and hygiene stop families from fulfilling their potential. Since 2003 we have worked with communities in Western Province, one of the poorest parts of Zambia, where many families rely on water from unprotected sources, often sharing these with animals. Open defecation is the norm because there are no toilets, and this causes high levels of waterborne diseases.

Our work changes this, so families enjoy better health, are more productive, and most importantly can send their children to school.

Our village is clean and we really appreciate the training because we now understand that poor sanitation and hygiene practices result in outbreak of diseases such as diarrhoea. We now have toilets and other facilities, so we don’t have worry about diseases and we are able to concentrate on farming
Mrs Mampi Amukena, Mongu District
Mozambique

About Mozambique

Over 7,000 children die every year from diarrhoea and other waterborne diseases.

66% of people in rural areas drink unsafe water and only 6% have access to sanitation.

26 million people live in Mozambique, with 17 million living in rural areas like Manica Province, where we will work in 2016

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The difference we will make

In 2016 we will work in 10 villages and train one manual drilling team

Nearly half of all Mozambicans live in severe poverty

Mozambique

In 2016 we were delighted to break ground in Mozambique, working closely with our local partners to bring the Village Water Way to rural villages.

We have been busy training partners and local government in how we work, and conducting surveys to assess the viability of manual drilling in different areas. We then set up and trained a manual drilling enterprise, aptly named Agua Para Todos – Water for All. The team is busy drilling the first water points and plan to market themselves to government and other clients. Our model is to nurture local enterprise and to build sustainable projects so that the communities we work with can support themselves. The learning from Zambia has helped with the successful launch of our venture into Mozambique and we are excited to carry on with even more water points in 2017.

Impact

Zambia

Dirty water and inadequate sanitation and hygiene stop families from fulfilling their potential. Since 2003 we have worked with communities in Western Province, one of the poorest parts of Zambia, where many families rely on water from unprotected sources, often sharing these with animals. Open defecation is the norm because there are no toilets, and this causes high levels of waterborne diseases.
Our work changes this, so families enjoy better health, are more productive, and most importantly can send their children to school.
Our village is clean and we really appreciate the training because we now understand that poor sanitation and hygiene practices result in outbreak of diseases such as diarrhoea. We now have toilets and other facilities, so we don’t have worry about diseases and we are able to concentrate on farming
Mrs Mampi Amukena, Mongu District
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Mozambique

In 2016 we were delighted to break ground in Mozambique, working closely with our local partners to bring the Village Water Way to rural villages.
We have been busy training partners and local government in how we work, and conducting surveys to assess the viability of manual drilling in different areas. We then set up and trained a manual drilling enterprise, aptly named Agua Para Todos – Water for All. The team is busy drilling the first water points and plan to market themselves to government and other clients. Our model is to nurture local enterprise and to build sustainable projects so that the communities we work with can support themselves. The learning from Zambia has helped with the successful launch of our venture into Mozambique and we are excited to carry on with even more water points in 2017.