The returns from carbon offsetting, allow us to have a healthy cashflow that we can re-invest into expanding the projects and maximizing the impact. At CO2balance we are constantly looking for new opportunities that help us achieve that. Now, through the sale of carbon credits from our existing projects, we are delighted to be re-investing in the expansion of our Zambia project to reach a further 56 rural communities that are in need of clean water supply.
We have almost completed the rehabilitation of another 56 water pumps, which is doubling the size of the project.
ROCS, our local partners in the field, are working hard to make sure the pumps are delivering safe water, but also making sure that communities are informed about best hygiene practices. We always set up a committee in every community that takes the responsibility of monitoring and providing feedback, so that in case there are any issues, we can tackle those quickly. Communities are generally very happy with this, as they are involved in the project and the safeguarding of each other.
This project, in Zambia’s Lundazi District, has an impact on SDG 13 Climate Action, SDG 3 Good Health and Well-Being, SDG 5 Gender Equality and SDG 6 Clean Water and Sanitation.