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Village Water


Village Water is a small-medium sized NGO based in the UK supporting work in Zambia and, starting in 2015, Mozambique. The organisation delivers integrated water, sanitation and hygiene programmes to support rural communities and schools. Regular follow up visits by Village Water Zambia field officers to the communities in which they have delivered projects ensure that the water points are still working, and, if not, that repairs are carried out.  The teams also assess the communities’ hygiene and sanitation status including personal hygiene, the number of pit latrines being used and the cleanliness of village surroundings. District health and education staff monitor the work carried out and offer on-going training to communities who need it. Data such as GPS, population, disease rates, pump functionality and case studies is gathered on Blackberry ‘phones and uploaded to the organisation’s database.

In 2009, the Foundation gave a grant of £40,000 which was used to deliver access to safe drinking water, and improved sanitation and hygiene in 64 new villages and 6 schools in the Western Province of Zambia.  The project included construction of hand-dug wells, the formation of Water and Sanitation Committees, and training in construction of pit latrines, bath shelters and pot racks.  In 2011, we provided a second grant of £75,000 over three years to support the development of programmes in a further 130 rural communities and the introduction of new well drilling techniques. In 2014 the Foundation awarded a further three-year grant of £75,000 to support the rehabilitation of non-functioning wells, to extend their hygiene and sanitation work to over 100 additional communities in Zambia, and to pilot sanitation and safe water provision in Mozambique. Working together with Village Water Zambia, Village Water has, as of January 2015, reached more than 181,000 people in 715 communities and 33 schools. In addition, 90 broken down pumps have been repaired, bringing back safe water supplies to over 12,000 people.

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New water point

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Tippy-tap use during hygiene and sanitation training

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Local technician training participants to dismantle and assembling a water pump






Last updated Friday 16 March, 2018