Boy bathing in safe water
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 650 villages and 25 schools, reaching approximately 169,500 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.




Moon Row - Charity rowing challenge In August 2014 a combined Zambian/UK team will row the length of Lake Kariba, the world’s largest man-made lake, nonstop through the day and night under the light o
Inside Casa Naranjo Join us for an evening of beautiful authentic Spanish delights at the wonderful Casa Naranjo in Shrewsbury. On Thursday 4 September, Casa Naranjo will be home to Village
On Wheels for Water - London to Paris London to Paris cycle challenge A group of 8 Village Water supporters will be pedaling over 200 miles over four days from London to Paris. Leaving on 31st July, they wil
New partnership with Cherwell We are delighted to announce a new charity partnership with Cherwell. From 2014 onwards we will be working with Cherwell to raise awareness of Village Water and raise fu
Running for Water Lake Vyrnwy Half Marathon: Register Today and Change Someone's Life The Lake Vyrnwy Half Marathon is an old fashioned kind of event, and these days quite unique. &n
News from Kalombe Village Stories from the field .... Kalombe Village Mr and Mrs Mwangala and their three children (pictrured left) live in a community that Village Water has recently supported n
What is a tippy tap? What is a Tippy-tap? The simple act of washing hands with soap can significantly cut the risk of diarrhoea from 30 percent to 50 percent. At Village Water we support c
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