Watch the Makumba Secondary School video

Water is now flowing from 12 taps for the 1102 pupils at Makumba Secondary School In Mwanzabombwe, Zambia. There are also four taps for the local community of 890 people. Many thanks to the team who have completed the project in record time!

Borehole rehabilitation projects in Zambia

Water for Kids have completed a borehole rehabilitation project in Chalilo ward in Chitambo in northern Zambia. Borehole rehabilitations are very good value for money as the hole has already been drilled and they usually just need new parts. 12 boreholes were rehabilitated including a school with 813 pupils, clinics and markets. More than 5,800 … Read more

Water for Kids trustees visit to Zambia September 2022

kids splashing water

In September 2022 three trustees made their first visit to Zambia in four years to monitor completed projects, meet old and new colleagues and to scope further projects. The visit was a great success. It was the first opportunity to meet in person with the newly appointed project manager, Clavel Mulenga, an environmental health professional … Read more

Mwanjabantu, Zambia final phase complete

Mwanjabantu Zambia

For the past 3 years Water for Kids have been working in the remote region of Mwanjabantu, Zambia, near the border with Mozambique.  During this time, we have drilled 11 boreholes in some of the most water challenged communities and trained hygiene promoters, water committees and pump menders in all of the communities to ensure … Read more

Greenford Sikazwe

Greenford Sikazwe

We are saddened to hear of the loss of our colleague, Greenford Sikazwe who died of Covid-19 on 24 January. He managed the Water for Kids projects from 2010 to 2012 and has supported the charity’s work in Zambia ever since. Greenford was a warm and generous man with a great sense of humour. He … Read more

Zambia | Mwanjabantu & Shamutina

WfK projects in Mwanjabantu and Shamutina

In spite of our Project Managers being in the frontline of Coronavirus prevention work, their commitment has meant that two boreholes have recently been drilled to provide water for the first time in two villages. One is in the very remote area near the border with Mozambique, where previous efforts to drill boreholes have failed … Read more

Zambia Update

Mwanjabantu borehole

Bore holes have recently been installed in 4 villages and one at a school in Mwanjabantu bringing the total number of bore holes that WfK have installed in the area to 11.  This is a very remote area with real water challenges so these bore holes have made a huge difference to local life.  WfK … Read more

Zambia Visit October 2018

Petauke District Zambia

Richard Hall and Sara Emanuel, Trustees visit the recently completed Water for Kids projects in the Petauke region and assessed potential locations for future projects. The main focus for work in the last year has been the provision of six boreholes in the Petauke District, 280 miles East of the capital Lusaka. With ZIEH colleagues we visited … Read more

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, … Read more