For just £25, Village Water can change one more life in Africa through hygiene education, sanitation facilities and safe water. Without access to these basic human rights, communities simply fail to thrive.
When we first met Kamun’gondo from Lumbwa in rural Zambia, she had never tasted fresh water. Neither had she ever used a private toilet. Then Village Water supported her community with hygiene education, sanitation facilities and a new water point.
Access to safe water and sanitation are fundamental human rights which have an immediate impact on health, enabling communities to improve and embark on building their lives: farming, regularly attending school and even setting up a business.
We know our approach succeeds because of our investment in partnership. Building local skills means that, at every stage, the people we are helping are involved in planning and improving their own lives.
Kamun’gondo told us: ‘Our lives have changed completely. When I got married, I got water from a scoop hole and we had no latrine. If you were not sick yourself, you would still be nursing someone else. Now it is fine and diarrhoea is no more as we drink, bathe ourselves and wash our pots in clean water. ‘
£25 provides hygiene education, sanitation facilities and safe water for one more person. For good. I’m sure you will agree that there aren’t many better ways to invest in someone’s future.