Kaloko Trust UK

Luansobe / Kashitu Community Safe Water Project

This project in the rural Luansobe and Kashitu areas of northern Zambia will train 5 village water and sanitation committees in borehole maintenance, drill 5 boreholes and fit them with hand-pumps, thus providing 1,250 people with long term access to adequate safe water.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 January 2011 to 12:00 AM, 1 December 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1047622)

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  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

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Location

Situation

The target communities currently have to travel long distances to fetch safe water or use closer unclean sources. Health problems caused by water-borne diseases are common and women and girls spend much time walking long distances carrying heavy water containers.

Solution

The project will drill five boreholes close to the villages and fit them with hand-pumps. Communities will contribute resources such as labour and local materials and site the boreholes in locations that are most appropriate. To ensure that water will be available into the future community-elected women and men will be trained and equipped to work together as a committee to maintain, repair and manage the water systems.