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WE FUND, COORDINATE, AND DRILL WATER WELLS IN RURAL ZAMBIA, AFRICA


SINCE 2003, WORKING WITH OUR PARTNERS, WE HAVE PROVIDED WATER WELLS FOR 120 COMMUNITIES, WHERE THE NEED FOR YEARROUND SOURCES OF DRINKING WATER IS MOST ACUTE

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Drilling A Well At Solwezi - 2013

This is our first well in the North Western District. Chief Mumena of Solwezi visited our partner, Peoples Action Forum, to request a well for his district.

He explained that his headmen report that water has been the number one concern all across the chiefdom. His kingdom covers an area of 150x80km which is divided into 30 zones each under a headman. Each zone can have up to 75 villages, the total population of the chiefdom being over 60,000.

Chief Mumena sees the biggest challenge of lack of access to clean safe water is the effect on health of his people. There is a high incidence of diarrheal diseases and bilharzias. Hygiene is also highly compromised. He believes the disease burden on health centres would be reduced by as much as 50% if clean safe water were accessible.

Villagers are being encouraged to improve their living conditions by building brick housing rather than mud and pole ones but this and other social development is slowed down by the challenge of having to go distances to fetch water for brick making. Productivity, especially for women and girls, is reduced with time spent fetching water.

OUR WELL PROJECTS ARE LOCATED IN CENTRAL, EASTERN, SOUTHERN, AND WESTERN PROVINCES

(Just click on a pin location to see information about that well site)


OUR PROGRESS

120

projects funded

200,000

people got help

12,000

lives saved

Zambia

Africa


HOW WE WORK

The LGWF is driven by our commitment to making water available to the people of rural Zambia. We believe in organizing donors who share our vision to support our work in identifying villages, schools and clinics that desperately need reliable, year round, sources of fresh water. We believe that working with our partners in Zambia who work with village leaders to bring water, education, and sanitation to people living in remote locations is the very best way to bring our vision into reality. For they are the ones who have worked so diligently for so many years with a sense of commitment that we can hardly imagine. Indeed, we are humbled by their willingness to partner with us!