The Butterfly Tree Water Projects
To provide bore holes to give safe, clean water to rural communites in Zambia. 100% of all donations will go directly into the project. No adminstration fees will be deducted.
Charity information: The Butterfly Tree
To prevent women and children having to walk great distances to obtain water from crocodile infested rivers and streams full of bacteria. The risk of infections caused by contaminated water is high, there ae many cases of infants mortality due to diarrhoea.
In Zambia the dry season lasts from April - October, many of the streams dry up and crops cannot be grown.
Water is life - without it nothing can
Adding bore holes to provide safe, clean water will alleviate many of the water issues. Distances to draw water will be considerably reduced. The number of water-born infections will be reduced. Crops can be grown in schools and communities during the dry season.
To provide safe, clean water for rural communities in Zambia
Activities» Raise awareness of this program through our website and appeals
» Do fundraising events to rasie money to provide bore holes
What success will look like
Success will be demonstarted by giving feedback to donors, writing posts on the website and showing photographs of communities who benefit from the project.
An improvement of health and quality of life in rural communities of Zambia. Sustainable income-generating projects such as farming and vegetable growing will reduce the unemployment and poverty levels. Schools can grow their own vegetables to support feeding programs for vulnerable children. Educational workshops will be provided and local water committees will be set up, each project will be closely monitored.
The risks are very low as the drilling companies test for safe water before adding bore holes. This is dealt with by using reputable compnaies and not drilling beyond certain levels.
Reports will be sent out to donors once the projects are completed. Regularl updates are added to posts on The Butterfly Tree website.
Budget - Project Cost: £20,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £20,000 Water To provide a bore bole and Indian hand pump for rural communities
Mukuni Cheifdom is one of the areas in the Kazungula District of the Southern Province of Zambia, close to the Victoria Falls.The area has low rainfall and much of the soil is sandy. The rainy season is from October until March, the dry season from April to September. The population is in excess of 20,000. One in six adults are HIV positive, most of the population live on less than 50 per day and unemployment levels are high. Malaria, HIV/AIDS and TB are just some of the diseases.
In Mukuni Chiefdom 20,000 will benefit, the more bore holes we can build the more Chiefdoms we can help. Tourism is developing in the area bringing employment and prosperity.. Wood carving is the main source of income for most rural communities. Zambia is one of the safest countries in Africa, the people are humble and friendly.
We have a good reputation for getting things done and giving regular feedback to our donors. As we are all volunteers no personal fees will be deducted. Our ground team are experienced, trustworthy and efficient.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Chairman and Founder of the charity, who initiates and oversees all the projects
Treasurer - ensuring funds are appropriately used
Secretary of The Butterfly Tree in Zambia, who sources the drilling companies, overseas the project on the ground, reporting to UK chariy