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.
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.
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!