The rehabilitation of broken boreholes is underway in Lundazi District in Eastern Province, Zambia, with to date 8 boreholes having been rehabilitated across the largely rural district.
The delivery of safe water to these rural communities is imperative to tackle severe water insecurity for those relying on stagnant hand-dug wells or streams which are polluted and act as effective vectors to transfer bacterial diseases to those who drink it.
Our local partner Reformed Open Community Schools (ROCS), as well as fixing the boreholes are also educating and training members of the communities within which boreholes have been rehabilitated in WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) practices. These education sessions are essential to ensure members of the community adopt good hygiene practices, particularly washing hands with soap to prevent disease and improve their health.
WASH training is a core component of our safe water projects to help develop habits for a sustainable future, in line with SDG 3 – Good Health and Well-being and 6 – Safe Water and Sanitation.