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 over the next few months.

Wire fences have a long life-span. They are expected to last 10 years or more. As they are transparent, they also provide additional safety for borehole users, specifically women and children.

We are grateful and inspired by our in-country partner, ROCS, who’s working hard on improving the infrastructure for the resilience and well-being of the community members.

Our Safe Water Project in Eastern Zambia was set up in August 2019 with 50 boreholes. After the success of the project, and after realising how much more need there was in the region, we decided to more than double the project, with the inclusion of 56 newly rehabilitated boreholes.

Borehole fencing in the Lundazi district.

This project contributes to SDG 3, Health & Wellbeing, SDG 5 Gender Equality, SDG 13 Climate Action and SDG 6, Clean Water and Sanitation. Want to learn more about the project? Visit our project overview!