Our first Zambian carbon credits have been verified

8 March, 2021 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Safe Water, Zambia

An estimated 4.8 million Zambians lack regular access to clean water and 6.6 million lack access to adequate sanitation facilities. In early 2021 CO2balance completed the first verification of our Zambian Safe Water Project. CO2balance and our in-country partner Reformed Open Community Schools rehabilitated 50 boreholes between Aug-Dec 2019 within Lundazi District, which lies in… Read the full article >


Rwanda’s Water Access Challenges

12 February, 2021 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Rwanda, Safe Water

We’re pleased to see a country we work in to deliver safe water to rural communities featured on BBC News in the last month. The eye-opening video follows 17-year-old Joyce, who lives in Rwanda. She is on a mission to make clean water accessible for people in Rwanda and understand the barriers people face to… Read the full article >


CO2balance moving into 2021

13 January, 2021 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Climate Change, CO2Balance, COVID-19, Sustainable Development Goals

Climate change is affecting every country on every continent. 2019 was the second warmest year on record, with atmospheric concentrations of CO2 projected to continue rising. Factoring in the global COVID-19 pandemic, the UN’s SDGs slogan ‘Leave No One Behind’ is more relevant than ever. The COVID-19 pandemic is the biggest economic and social crisis… Read the full article >


International Day of Eliminating Violence against Women – 2020

27 November, 2020 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals, World Days

This week saw the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on the 25th November. 2020 has been a year where much developmental progress has halted, with people confined to their homes to protect them from contracting the virus. This has meant that all types of violence against women and girls, particularly violence,… Read the full article >



A Mozambique Milestone – the 500,000th person with safe water, toilets and good hygiene knowledge!

21 September, 2020 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Mozambique, Safe Water

Our partners in Mozambique Village Water and WATSAN have recently celebrated reaching their 500,000th person with water, sanitation and hygiene facilities through their interventions. This landmarks represents half a million people living with safe water, toilets and good information on good hygiene practices. We were delighted to hear our Safe Water project within the eastern… Read the full article >


A Gambian Case Study

11 September, 2020 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Case Study, Safe Water, The Gambia

Fanta Kinteh, who lives with her 4 children in Brikama Ba (Central River Region), has expressed how the repair of the well in her village has restored and improved her family’s access to safe water: “We used to travel 700 meters to the nearest village to fetch water. This has taken most of my time,… Read the full article >


Our Uganda Safe Water Project Partnership with Rhino Fund Uganda

9 July, 2020 | Amie Nevin
Categories: CO2Balance, Safe Water, Uganda

Our Safe Water Project in Nakasongola, Central Uganda have formally partnered with Rhino Fund Uganda , an NGO located in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, located in the district. Formed as an NGO in 1997, their vision is to repopulate Uganda with wild rhinos, through the application of sound conservation principles, involving and educating surrounding local communities…. Read the full article >



United Purpose and CO2balance – preventing the spread of COVID-19 in The Gambia

17 June, 2020 | Amie Nevin
Categories: CO2Balance, COVID-19, Safe Water, The Gambia

Improving communities’ access to clean water during the COVID-19 emergency through the rehabilitation of boreholes. The global community is racing to slow down and eventually halt the spread of COVID-19, a pandemic that has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and sickened 4.5 million people. In Africa, the virus has spread to dozens of countries… Read the full article >