Past Projects

Kamaila village

Kamaila Village & School, 50km from Lusaka.

What Water for Kids has achieved
Over 4000 people now have safe water close to their home. The water committee ensures that the water keeps running. A number of families have durable latrines and hand washing facilities.

At the school 787 kids now have a reliable supply of safe water at their school and their teachers and families living nearby have a standpipe close to their home. The school has latrines and a washroom for girls, this means that girls do not miss school when they have their periods.

How we achieved it
We installed a borehole, a water tower, solar powered pump and distributed water to standpipes within 250m of each home. WFK also set up and trained a water committee. Sanplats were provided to families to build latrines. 70 wash stands were distributed.

At the school we repaired and refurbished the borehole (which kept breaking down) and installed a water tank to distribute water to wash stands at the school and standpipes within 250m of each home. Set up and trained a water committee. Built four latrines and a washroom for girls at the school. (The government subsequently built more latrines.)

This project was managed by our partners The Zambia Institute of Environmental Heath.

Fumbelo water kiosk

Fumbelo, peri-urban area on edge of Lusaka.

What Water for Kids has achieved
Over 15,000 people now have access to safe water. Previously they used contaminated water from shallow wells or walked 2km for safe water.

How we achieved it
We drilled a borehole and built a water tower and kiosk where people can collect water for a minimal fee.

This project was managed by our partners The Zambia Institute of Environmental Heath.

Safe drinking water at Chipapa

Chipapa, a rural area 35km from Lusaka.

What Water for Kids has achieved
Over 7,000 people and a clinic, school and market now have access to safe water. Wash-hand basins are in the clinic rooms and women giving birth have access to a WC and shower. 150 families have durable latrines. 270 school kids have safe water and wash stands.

How we achieved it
We refurbished and lined two boreholes, built a water tower and distributed water to a clinic, a school, a market and 7 villages. Provided wash basins in the clinic and a shower and WC in its maternity room. Distributed sanplats to 150 families for latrines and built wash stands at the school. Health education training for the water committee and school kids.

This project was managed by our partners The Zambia Institute of Environmental Heath.

Madimba

Madimba, peri-urban area on edge of Lusaka.

What Water for Kids has achieved
About 7,000 people and a school now have access to safe water. Previously they used contaminated water from shallow wells. Public toilets are available to all.

How we achieved it
We drilled a borehole and built a water tower and kiosk where people can collect water for a minimal fee. Provided a standpipe at the school. Built 2 composting toilets.

This project was managed by our partners The Zambia Institute of Environmental Heath.

Chongwe

Chongwe, a sparsely populated rural area 40km from Lusaka

What Water for Kids has achieved
6,400 people now have access to safe water and 100 families have durable latrines.

How we achieved it
We constructed 2 protected shallow wells and refurbished 5 protected wells. Distributed sanplats to 100 families for latrines.

This project was managed by our partners The Zambia Institute of Environmental Heath.

Mukunkiki latrine

Mukunkiki, Western Province. A sparsely populated rural area 400km from Lusaka

What Water for Kids has achieved
The majority of families now have access to safe water. All 387 families now have a latrine, only 67 had a latrine in 2011. 291 families have tip-taps for hand-washing, there were only 5 in 2011.
How we achieved it
We refurbished two boreholes and trained a water committee and a pump-minder for each. Trained 30 Community Hygiene Promoters and the School Health Club which led to households constructing latrines, tip-taps (for hand washing) and refuse pits.

This project was managed by Kaira Gunda of Kaoma Environmental Restoration Initiative.

Kalukundwe repair

Kalukundwe village, 400km from Lusaka

What Water for Kids has achieved
Over 400 people now have access to safe water. The water point is protected and kept clean and will be repaired promptly if it breaks down.

How we achieved it
We refurbished a borehole installed a new pump and trained a water committee, and a pump-mender and provided a toolkit.

This project was managed by Kaira Gunda of Kaoma Environmental Restoration Initiative.