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Project information

Katoba Rural Water and Sanitation Project, Zambia

Provide a safe water supply to clinic and school, sanitation and improve hygiene awareness. We will train 40 Hygiene Promoters and 6 Pump Minders to ensure sustainability of project. We will sink borehole and provide hand pump to village. 11,288 people will benefit from project.

July 2015 - July 2016

Charity information: Water For Kids

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  • Need


    We have identified this area due to the rural location and lack of clean water supplied to clinic and school serving 11,288 people of which 2342 are under 5 years old and 8946 are over 5 years old. 1037 children attend the school. Simple pit latrines are used currently, there is a contaminated borehole near clinic.
    There is a chronic lack of trained health promoters in the surrounding 41 villages. There are currently only 2 trained health promoters covering the 41 villages in the local area.


    Water for Kids will install a borehole and handpump in the village to this isolated community in Zambia.
    Health education will be provided to the local communities by trained hygiene promoters as is standard with all our projects. This ensures long term health benefits of the provision of water supply to include hand washing. Train local water committee and pump minders to ensure sustainability once works are completed and repairs and maintenance will continue.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Provide safe water supply to Shamuntinta village initially.


    » Working with local partners to identify fully the problem and best solution. Involve the local community in carrying out part of the work.
    » Carry out the work identified following scrutiny of estimates byProject Manager from Zambian Istitute of Environmental Health and Trustees of WFK
    » Sink borehole and install hand pump.

    What success will look like

    To ensure the installation of a functioning borehole and hand pump for use by the community.
    To test the water by a lab to ensure it is safe to drink.

    Aim 2

    Provide Hygiene and Health Education to local community + improve sanitation provision.


    » Train 40 Health Promoters, one from each village. HPs to provide health education to community members.
    » Health Promoters to supervise and guide WASH activities at household level, including the building of latrines, tip-taps etc.
    » HPs to Identify WASH vulnerable people and provide support.
    » HPs to monitor coverage of WASH facilities and report to the Neighbourhood Health Committee.

    What success will look like

    Five day training completed of 40 Hygiene Promoters.
    Monitoring of water borne disease pre and post implementation.
    Monitoring of number of household latrines and tippy taps.

    Aim 3

    Train 6 Area Pump Minders, for this borehole + phase 2 of project (water supply to clinic + school).


    » Training over five days on maintenance and repair of hand pumps and submersible pumps.
    » Assess all broken down water points and offer appropriate advice. Repair broken down boreholes at a minimal fee.
    » Assist and advise water committee in the procurement of spare parts. Advise the community on how to take care of the water point.

    What success will look like

    Training completed of 6 Pump Minders.
    Took kit.
    Regular maintenance of hand pump and submersible pump at clinic.
    Assess broken down water points and offer appropriate advice.

    Aim 4

    Train Community Water Committee, 12 members.


    » One day training of 12 members of the community selected to be part of the Water Committee.
    » Water Committee to take care of all the hygiene and sustainability issues of the water points.
    » To ensure all households benefiting from the water point contribute towards operations and maintenance of the water point.

    What success will look like

    Water Committee trained, balance of women and men on committee.
    Community contributions towards water point maintenance being collected and community kept informed.

  • Impact


    It will provide safe water to a community and school in a rural area for the first time. It will Improve health by eliminating waterborne diseases. We will review statistical evidence pre and post project work. Provide on going monitoring by Environmental Health Technician of health practices in community and number of latrines and tippy taps. Interview clinic staff, school teachers, and community members, on impact of safe water, sanitation improvements and health education practice.


    We work with local community and professionals to minimise risks.
    There are currently no unforseen risks at this time. Our application form for projects has been adapted following years of experience in carrying out similar projects in Zambia and Uganda.


    Email reports and regular updates from Project Manager for Water for Kids appointed by Zambia Institute of Environmental Health.
    Water for Kids Trustees to visit and monitor implementation of project, and report back.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £6,201

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      Amount Heading Description
      £3,160 Borehole Survey 3 sites, sink borehole, buy hand pump
      £1,872 Training Training materials, trainers fees, food and transportation
      £605 management and Monitoring Communication, Project manager expenses Monitoring
      £564 Contingency Contingency
  • Background


    Remote community and school and clinic in Chongwe District in Zambia.


    Local village community including school and clinic. Safe water and latrines to clinic will greatly improve hygiene and health within the clinic, which includes a maternity ward. School with over 1,000 pupils will have safe water. Large area with 41 villages, all will have a Health Promoter trained to work at household level, ensuring the whole of the community of over 11,000 people will benefit.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Water for Kids is a well established international charity that provides safe water, sanitation and hygiene education for the first time to improve the health and well-being of children and communities in developing countries, mainly in rural areas. We have 20 years experience, and 10 years of working in Zambia. We work directly with the Zambian Institute of Environmental Health to identify projects that can benefit from the charity's provision of safe water, hygiene education and sustainability

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Edgar Mulwanda

    Water for Kids Project Manager, appointed by Zambian Institute of Environmental Health. Edgar will oversee the project, working with the local EHT.

    Frank Mazani

    Environmental Health Technician at clinic - implementation and monitoring. Also provide baseline health data for later comparison.

    Natasha Franklin

    Water for Kids Trustee - oversees the Zambia Projects. To liaise with the Project Manager and EHT, visit Zambia annually, keep other Trustees informed