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.