Celebrating the Second Expansion of the Zambia Safe Water Project!

27 June, 2023 | Megan Edwards
Categories: CO2balance, Safe Water, Zambia

Our Safe Water project in Eastern Zambia was set up in August 2019, working with our in-country partner ROCS to rehabilitate 50 broken boreholes. The project was expanded in August 2022 to include an additional 56 rehabilitated boreholes, more than doubling the size of the project.

The ongoing success of the project and the continued need of the communities within the region for a safe water supply have led to our decision to re-invest in the project. We are delighted to be carrying out a second expansion, with rehabilitations underway for an additional 54 water points.

The local field team is over halfway through this next phase of rehabilitations. Once completed, altogether we will be providing 160 rural communities with access to clean and safe water in Eastern Zambia! The project area will span three districts: Lundazi, Lumezi, and Chasefu, located in the most Eastern parts of the country on the border of Malawi.

Before and After: The photo on the left shows the ROCS field team carrying out a borehole rehabilitation. The photo on the right shows community members collecting water at a newly rehabilitated water point.

This expansion was achieved using carbon finance, which is generated from the sale of carbon credits produced by our existing portfolio of projects. Carbon finance enables us to re-invest in our projects, expanding our outreach and maximizing the impact on communities in need of safe drinking water.

This project contributes towards the Sustainable Development Goals through: SDG 3 (Good Health & Well-being), SDG 5 (Gender Equality), SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation) and, SDG 13 (Climate Action).