Ground Work – Mary McLaughlin | EH News July 2018

Zambia has many isolated towns and villages. People, including young children, often have to walk long distances to collect water and transport it home, carrying the buckets in their hands and on their heads. The water is also often heavily contaminated. Last September, I had the opportunity to become involved with the environmental health charity, Water for Kids (WfK). WfK … Read More

Mwanjabantu District Project

Mwanjabantu District Project

The Eastern Provence is to be the new area of focus for Water for Kids.  Here we visited some of the remotest villages in the Mwanjabantu District, on the border with Mozambique, with our Partners, the Zambia Institute of Environmental Health.  On our visit, we found some of the most shocking conditions – people were waiting for hours for shallow holes to fill … Read More

Zambia | Namasheshe Project Is Handed Over

Water committee

MAY 2017 The completed Water for Kids project in Namshshe, Western Zambia was handed over on 8 May. Community representatives including Water Committee members, Hygiene Promoters and Pump Menders, all trained by Water for Kids, met with our Project Managers and the local Environmental Health Practitioners (EHPs). They agreed to take over the project by maintaining the 9 water points … Read More

Zambia | Training Water Committees

water protection

February 2017 In February nine Water Committees were trained in Western Province, Zambia. They are looking after boreholes and water pumps recently provided or repaired by Water for Kids in Mukunkiki and Namasheshe. Kennedy Mulele (Project Manager on behalf of our partner, the Zambian Institute of Environmental Health) said that the Water Committees “have a huge responsibility at community level … Read More