Village Water believes that no one should be deprived of clean water in our modern world
Nalitonga villagers welcome the Village Water team, and express their delight at having clean water.
In Zambia most rural villagers do not have access to enough clean water. A village woman often spends three hours a day carrying one 20-litre plastic container of water. This is not sufficient water for drinking, cooking and washing. Diarrhoea and other water-borne diseases are common and life-threatening.
To date, we have succeeded in serving over 75,000 people in 326 villages and 14 schools.
How we use the money we receive:
- £30 could provide hygiene education, improved sanitation and clean water for one person, for life.
- £240 could buy all the cement needed to install a new well.
- £450 could pay for a brand new India Mark II water pump.
- £2,500 could pay for refurbishing a well, bringing a useless pump back into full use. We carry out a full community sanitation and hygiene mobilisation programme and train village pump operators, so they know how to carry out basic maintenance to give a pump a long and useful life.
- £4,500 could transform an entire community, providing an average of 170 people with hygiene education, improved sanitation and clean water, for life.