Boy bathing in safe water
Boys standing in doorway
Boys standing around the water pump

Welcome to Village Water

Changing lives in Africa through safe water and sanitation.

Since 2003, Village Water has been changing lives in rural Zambia through safe water and sanitation, supporting activities in more than 680 villages and 10 schools, reaching approximately 150,000 people. 

We believe in people helping themselves. We don't simply provide a new water point, because we know that this is not sustainable as there is no community contribution. If communites don't change their hygiene practices, even with safe water, they will still suffer from diarrhoeal diseases which will prevent the adults from working and their children attending school. 

So our model is to go back to basics and help the community understand why they need to make changes and how they will benefit in the long term.

To find out more about us, please browse the website. We hope you enjoy what you see and that you will join us in our work to change more lives, one village at a time.

To get a 30 second snapshot of what we do, take a look at our film below.




Malulu Village - Case Study 2014 Malulu Village Case Study - March 2014 Malulu is home to 151 people living in 29 households. There are 30 children under 5 living in the village. Before Village Water's
Catching Up With Mwaka Kasimona For World Water Day A day in the life of Mwaka Kasimona from Mukatimule Village In 2011 Village Water supported Mukatimule village in the Western Province of Zambia with the installation
The Late Great St. Patricks Day Hooley On the 29th March we will be holding our Late Great St. Patricks Day Hooley at Shrewsbury's Morris hall from 7:30PM - 11:30PM. The event will feature live music from loc
Pennies For Pumps Campaign March 22nd is World Water Day 2014! To celebrate this, we're holding our Pennies For Pumps campaign. We want organisations, companies, shops and homes to get involved
Trusts & Foundations Researcher - Voluntary Position At Village Water we currently raise over 40% of our income from Trusts & Foundations in the UK. We are looking for a volunteer who can help us to identify and researc
Local Events Coordinator - Voluntary Position The Role: Throughout the year we organise a number of events locally, including supermarket collections, ceilidhs and gigs as well having collection tins in various shop
Village Water Trustee Nominated For Pride In Our People Award Village Water Trustee, John Irwin, has been nominated for this year's Ealing Gazette 'Pride In Our People Award.' John has been a member of the Village Water team for a
World Toilet Day 2013 Today is international World Toilet Day! Did you know that more people have access to a mobile phone than a toilet? In fact, 2.5 billion people lack access to sanitation
Row Zambezi Team Member Wins Award. James Cook, part of the Row Zambezi Expedition, has been awarded the first ever Parmigiani Spirit Award celebrating his outstanding achievements in rowing, including his
Schoolgirl washing her hands using a tippy-tap Today is Global Handwashing day, highlighting the importance of washing your hands to help prevent contracting and spreading disease.   As part of our work, we sup