Story 7: The Water Pump 

24th October 2021

Story 7: The Water Pump 

“Access to clean water changes everything for the community, and is especially important in helping stop the spread of disease.” 

In May 2020, a new borehole and hand pump brought fresh water to the Makangala Preschool. In addition to serving the school, this gave 128 people from local households direct access to a clean and reliable source of water for the first time. 

The installation of the borehole and handpump was a life-changing moment for those attending the Makangala Preschool and those in the local community. In addition to the 80 children, 2 teachers and a rotating team of pre-school community helpers, 30 local households can use the borehole for their own hygiene purposes but also to prepare and cook meals. 

The community has also benefited from Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) training, which covered measures to prevent the spread of disease. This training provided useful guidance around how to keep the borehole and handpump in good working condition and preventing the spread of disease, which has been incredibly helpful at a time when stopping the spread of COVID-19 is essential.  

A further advantage has been the ability to develop a vegetable garden for all to benefit from.  

Direct access to clean water has had an incredible impact on the community.   

10 Weeks, 10 Years, £10K!

To mark our 10 -year anniversary, members of our trustee board and other supporters have embarked on an ambitious challenge to walk/ cycle/ swim or even kayak the length of Zambia and raise £10,000 to continue to expand our life changing work. This week the team have virtually reached the beautiful mountain town of Rufunsu on the edge of the Lower Zambezi national park.   

If you would like to support their efforts and help us reach our target you can donate here