Village Water transforms lives in rural Africa through safe water, sanitation and hygiene. Since 2003 we have supported approximately 180,000 people. We work with communities and schools and start with hygiene education to ensure that changes are lasting.
Village Water puts lasting safe water, sanitation and hygiene education at the heart of community development. Safe water, sanitation and hygiene education improve health, reduce barriers to education, and increase opportunities to earn a living.
Our support emphasises integration, partnership and lasting benefits. We support an integrated programme that combines hygiene education and sanitation training with the provision of safe water: there is simply no point providing safe water alone as families will continue to suffer from waterborne diseases.
We build local skills, supporting communities to set-up village committees to look after the new water-point; train community members in basic pump maintenance; and, support
Our work delivers lasting benefits including: health (because diseases like diarrhoea are reduced), more education (children are healthier and no longer spend time fetching water so can go to school more often), and strengthened household economies (adults have more time and energy to farm and provide for their families). Follow-up visits mean that communities get on-going support.
Village Water aims to:
- Bring lasting benefits to communities and schools in rural Zambia by reducing waterborne diseases.
- Build the capacity of our local partners so that they can deliver and enjoy sustained benefits.
- Continue to invest in integrated monitoring, recording and reporting systems to demonstrate the impact of our work.
Established: October 2003
Registered Charity Number: 1117377
Board members: 9
Full time staff: 4
Part time staff: 1
Phone number: 01743241563
Address: 8A College HillShrewsbury SY1 1LZView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website