Chipapa

“Since 2008, water blues have been a thing of the past as we fetch water like people in towns and it is even better than those who live in shanty compounds of the city.”

Villager from Chipapa
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Project Manager Greenford Sikazwe on water stand.
Chipapa water stand
Project Manager Greenford Sikazwe

Villager using a washstand
The original shallow well that provided water to people in Shisholeka village

Chongwe well
Completed well at Chongwe

New composting toilet in Madimba
New composting toilet in Madimba

Past projects in Zambia

Over 44,000 people in Zambia have benefitted from WfK Projects since 2005.
All the projects have Water Committees in place. Their role is to ensure the water point is protected from contamination and kept clean and repaired promptly if it breaks down. To this end a small fee is collected to fund repairs.
The projects below were managed by our partners The Zambia Institute of Environmental Heath.

Date Project What Water for Kids has achieved How we achieved it
2005-7 Kamaila village, 50km from Lusaka. Over 4000 people now have safe water close to their home. The water committee ensures that the water keeps running. A number of families have durable latrines and hand washing facilities. We installed a borehole, a water tower, solar powered pump and distributed water to standpipes within 250m of each home. Set up and trained a water committee. Provided sanplats for families to build latrines. Distributed 70 wash stands.
2005-7 Kamaila School, 50km from Luska. 787 kids now have a reliable supply of safe water at their school and their teachers and families living nearby have a standpipe close to their home. The school has latrines and a washroom for girls, this means that girls do not miss school when they have their periods. We repaired and refurbished the borehole (which kept breaking down) and installed a water tank to distribute water to wash stands at the school and standpipes within 250m of each home. Set up and trained a water committee. Built four latrines and a washroom for girls at the school. (The government subsequently built more latrines.)
2008/9 Fumbelo, peri-urban area on edge of Lusaka. Over 15,000 people now have access to safe water. Previously they used contaminated water from shallow wells or walked 2km for safe water. We drilled and borehole and built a water tower and kiosk where people can collect water for a minimal fee.
2008/10 Chipapa, a rural area 35km from Lusaka. Over 7,000 people and a clinic, school and market now have access to safe water. Wash-hand basins are in the clinic rooms and women giving birth have access to a WC and shower. 150 families have durable latrines. 270 school kids have safe water and wash stands. We refurbished and lined two boreholes, built a water tower and distributed water to a clinic, a school, a market and 7 villages. Provided wash basins in the clinic and a shower and WC in its maternity room. Distributed sanplats to 150 families for latrines and built wash stands at the school. Health education training for the water committee and school kids.
2010 Madimba, peri-urban area on edge of Lusaka. About 7,000 people and a school now have access to safe water. Previously they used contaminated water from shallow wells. Public toilets are available to all. We drilled a borehole and built a water tower and kiosk where people can collect water for a minimal fee. Provided a standpipe at the school. Built 2 composting toilets.
2010 to 2012 Chongwe, a sparsely populated rural area 40km from Lusaka 6,400 people now have access to safe water and 100 families have durable latrines. We constructed 2 protected shallow wells and refurbished 5 protected wells. Distributed sanplats to 100 families for latrines.

The projects below, in Western Province, were managed by Karia Gunda of Kaoma Environmental Restoration Initiative.
2012 to 2014 Mukunkiki, Western Province. A sparsely populated rural area 400km from Lusaka. The majority of families now have access to safe water. All 367 families now have a latrine, only 67 had a latrine in 2011. 291 families have tip-taps for hand-washing, there were only 5 in 2011. We refurbished two boreholes and trained a water committee and a pump-minder for each. Trained 30 Community Hygiene Promoters and the School Health Club which led to households constructing latrines, tip-taps (for hand washing) and refuse pits.
2014/15 Kalukundwe village, 400km from Lusaka. Over 400 people now have access to safe water. The water point is protected and kept clean and will be repaired promptly if it breaks down. We refurbished a borehole installed a new pump and trained a water committee, and a pump-mender and provided a toolkit.