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Project information

Clean Water for 20,000 people in Zimbabwe

The main objective is to establish adequate (20 litres per day) sustainable supplies of clean water for 20,000 people including orphans and vulnerable children in Zimbabwe through installation of 70 Elephant Pumps (each costing $2,000)

January 2018 - December 2018

Charity information: The Africa Trust

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  • Need

    Need

    More than one billion people in the world are living without safe drinking water. Sub-Saharan Africa is the worst affected and over five million people in Zimbabwe who are currently without access to clean reliable drinking water. This is especially critical at poor rural schools where a lack of clean water on site often means that girls are excluded from classes as they are sent long distances to collect water.

    Solution

    70 Elephant Pumps will be installed in poor rural villages along with associated health and hygiene education and training related to pump use and maintenance. The success of this project will be measurable according to the number of people who gain sustainable access to clean water supplies and other benefits such as improved sanitation and increased income from productive use of the water source for nutrition gardens and planting fruit trees.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Establish sustainable supplies of clean water for 20,000 people in Zimbabwe.

    Activities

    » Build 70 Elephant Pumps in poor rural villages in Manicaland Province, Zimbabwe.

    Success will be measured by how many people gain sustainable access to clean water. There will be photos taken for every pump built. The number of beneficiaries will be recorded.


    Aim 2

    Supply half these people with sufficient water for agriculture and other productive activities.

    Activities

    » Build 70 Elephant Pumps in poor rural villages in Manicaland Province, Zimbabwe.
    » Provide agricultural training for establishing nutrition gardens and banana plantations close to Elephant Pumps to make use of any waste water.

    Success will be measured in terms of how many people gain sustainable access to sufficient water for increased agricultural production. This can be recorded for each pump.


    Aim 3

    Improve sanitation facilities including hand-washing with health and hygiene education.

    Activities

    » Participatory health and hygiene education with demonstration on how to build decent toilets with hand washing facilities.

    Success will be measured in terms of how many people gain sustainable access to improved sanitation and hand-washing facilities. Rates of water borne disease will be monitored.


  • Impact

    Impact

    We anticipate health an economic benefits which have been demonstrated in many similar projects implemented by The Africa Trust. These include improved school attendance due to less days lost due to water borne disease and improved agricultural productivity. The Africa Trust has already installed over 7,000 pumps in Zimbabwe which currently provide clean water for over two million people. Each new pump installed provides huge benefits for around 300 people.

    Risk

    Political instability is a small potential risk as the implementing team has managed to continue work through extended periods of political turmoil. This can be mitigated by relocating the project to another area of the country.

    Reporting

    Photos of pumps installed along with letters of thanks from beneficiaries will accompany monitoring reports from The Africa Trust.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £100,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £98,000 Pump Installation Installation of 70 Elephant Pumps costing £1,400 each plus community education
      £2,000 Monitoring and Reporting Monitoring progress and reporting to the board and to donors

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    AquAid £2,000 Guaranteed
  • Background

    Location

    The project will take place in poor rural communities in the eastern province of Manicaland in Zimbabawe. The level of poverty in these poor rural communities is severe as is the lack of clean water and decent sanitation.

    Beneficiaries

    20,000 poor rural Zimbabwean villagers more than half of whom will be children.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The Africa Trust has already established sustainable supplies of clean water for over two million people in Zimbabwe through the installation of over 7,000 Elephant Pumps. The successful management of this programme bears witness top the strength of the partnership between The Africa Trust and their local implementing partner organisation the Zimbabwe Africa Trust. The Africa Trust has won many awards for the success of their Elephant Pump programme.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Ian Thorpe

    Chief Executive of The Africa Trust

    Henry Holman

    Project management and monitoring