Borehole fencing plays a vital role in ensuring the safety, security, and sustainability of water sources in rural Africa. It helps maintain water quality, prevents contamination, facilitates maintenance, promotes community ownership, and contributes to better health and hygiene standards. For this reason, we are fencing all of our 106 community boreholes in Eastern Province, Zambia… Read the full article >
In April last year, we at Co2balance, together with our in-country partners, began the process of rehabilitating broken boreholes in communities in Togo, starting from Keve District.
At the time of posting, CO2balance in direct partnership with Village Water and local field partners ECHO and WATSAN in Zambia and Mozambique respectively, have completed the rehabilitation of 2,986 boreholes- supplying safe water to 1,046,393 individuals. The number will continue to rise throughout this year as projects continue to expand at pace. What started… Read the full article >
Nothing beats the feeling of seeing your projects yield measurable positive results in the people’s lives! The knowledge of impacting society is refreshing, and the personal joy and fulfilment is indescribable.
At the end of September 2022, two of our Project Managers visited the Safe Water Project in Lundazi, Zambia. Our project, located in Zambia’s Eastern Province, recently expanded, and now consists of 106 water pumps across rural communities. The aim of our trip was to collect feedback and experiences from communities and our local partner,… Read the full article >
Our Togo Safe Water Project is now well underway, with 82 borehole rehabilitations having been completed to date! Along with each rehabilitation, communities are trained in WASH and borehole maintenance. Our WASH programme in Togo was developed by our in-country partner IADES in collaboration with USAID, MUSA and the Red Cross. This programme is planned… Read the full article >
CO2balance have been operating in Uganda as a safe water supply organisation for over 8 years. We currently manage over 800 functioning water points across the country; from districts in the West, across the Northern regions, and in to districts in the East. Together with our in-country team, we have worked hard to establish close… Read the full article >
For decades the humble traditional borehole and handpump has been the staple option for rural water supply in much of sub-saharan Africa. Situated in the centre of a single community, these hand pumps can usually only serve around 300-400 people. But in the last 20 years or so, and certainly in the last 10 years,… Read the full article >
Water is the most valuable resource on our planet. However, if it wasn’t already before, its value is becoming even more apparent in our rapidly changing world. As a result of rising greenhouse gas emissions, our climate is becoming increasingly warm and more volatile which is having significant impacts on rainfall and water supplies. Higher… Read the full article >
LOCAL STAKEHOLDER CONSULTATIONOur Western Zambia Safe Water Project recently completed its Local Stakeholder Consultation (LSC) event. The project has already been running for a couple of years, but due to COVID-19 restrictions in the country, the stakeholder event had been delayed and CO2balance had until now not had the opportunity to visit the project, meet… Read the full article >
On our recent fieldtrip to Togo to hold to LSC, we visited with a number of communities in the district of Keve to learn about their water access. We visited on village in particular, which took around 30 minutes to travel to from any significant settlement. Their handpump, located right in the centre of the… Read the full article >
On the 19th of May, a local stakeholder consultation was held in the Nord region of Burkina Faso, where we have initiated a safe water project. These events are of extreme importance to us, as they provide an opportunity for horizontal communication with local stakeholders that may be directly or indirectly influenced by the project,… Read the full article >
On the 23rd of March 2022, a successful Local Stakeholder Consultation took place in Barentu City, Eritrea which marked the launch of a new safe water project in the Bash-Barka region. The project is in partnership with the Irish NGO Vita and aims to rehabilitate more than 100 boreholes in the region, to supply clean… Read the full article >
CO2balance projects are renowned for being high impact, transparent, and genuinely benefitting the communities. Therefore, to continue generating high quality carbon credits through our carbon projects, we have a duty to visit our existing projects to inspect their functionality and evaluative if improvements are required. As development in safe water and cooking technologies progresses in… Read the full article >
We are very pleased to announce that over the past few weeks the first 2 borehole rehabilitations for our Togo Safe Water Project have been completed, a huge and exciting milestone for this project! Amie and I are currently in Togo representing CO2balance and were able to visit the boreholes shortly after they were rehabilitated… Read the full article >