IMPACTS OF SAFE WATER: A Focus on Ireen Chibangula

18 March, 2024 | Katienne Miranda
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Case Study, Safe Water, Zambia

Ireen Chibangula, living in Zambia’s Central Province, works as a seasonal farmer, growing maize, groundnuts and soybean, which she also sells for an income. The rehabilitated handpump, has improved her family’s health as well as reduced time spent collecting water and firewood. Old Waterpoint of the village “Before our community borehole got rehabilitated, we would… Read the full article >




Empowering Communities in Zambia through Fencing

23 May, 2023 | Maria
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, CO2balance, Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals, Zambia

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 >


CO2balance and Village Water partnership delivers safe water to over 1 million people across Mozambique and Zambia

11 May, 2023 | Matthew Pike
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, CO2balance, Mozambique, Safe Water, Zambia

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 >


Zambia Project Visit

24 November, 2022 | Maria
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, CO2balance, Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals, Zambia

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 >



Zambia Western Province Site Visits and Local Stakeholder Consultation

11 July, 2022 | Matthew Pike
Categories: Safe Water, Zambia

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 >


Western Zambia Borehole Project Update

25 February, 2022 | Matthew Pike
Categories: Safe Water, Zambia

We are delighted to share the news that we have succesffuly Design Certified and registered our Western Zambia Project which now helps deliver thousands of litres of safe water to communities and also begins generating carbon credits. To date, thanks to the great work of our partners Village Water, the project has already successfully rehabilitated… Read the full article >


Annual Monitoring takes place in Lundazi, Zambia

18 October, 2021 | Megan Jones
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, CO2balance, Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals, Zambia

Each year annual monitoring surveys are carried out across all of our projects. These surveys help us to assess the impacts which the projects have made on various factors including prevalence of disease, time poverty and carbon emissions. A sample of communities are visited across our project areas and respondents are asked questions from various… Read the full article >


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 >



Fighting COVID-19: Tippy Taps for handwashing in Mozambique and Zambia

6 May, 2020 | Chiara Martin
Categories: Case Study, COVID-19, Mozambique, Safe Water, World Days, Zambia

Save Lives: Clean Your Hands’ is the theme of this year’s Global Hand Hygiene Day 2020. Celebrated every year on 5 May, Hand Hygiene Day mobilizes people around the world to increase adherence to hand hygiene: handwashing is one of the most effective actions you can take to reduce the spread of pathogens and prevent infections…. Read the full article >


Borehole Rehabilitation is Underway in Zambia.

9 September, 2019 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Safe Water, Zambia

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… Read the full article >


Zambia Safe Water Project Development: Local Stakeholder Consultation

5 April, 2019 | Emma Donnachie
Categories: Safe Water, Zambia

At the end of February, CO2balance Project Manager, Emma, travelled to Zambia to meet local partner organisation, ROCS, and to host a local stakeholder consultation for new borehole rehabilitation and maintenance projects in the Eastern Province. This is what she had to say about the trip:  CO2balance has been exploring the possibility of developing a… Read the full article >