The first issuance of carbon credits in the Zambia Western Province Safe Water Project.
CO2Balance has achieved a significant milestone in its Northern Uganda safe water project by issuing carbon credits for the second time. This highlights the project’s ongoing success in promoting sustainable practices and reducing carbon emissions. Safe water access is a pressing issue for approximately 8 million Ugandans. Projects like these are vital for the well-being… Read the full article >
Our microscale Project in Manica Province, Mozambique has issued credits for the 3rd time! Indicating success in delivering safe water, with our partners Village Water and WATSAN to rural communities in Mozambique. This project began in 2018, with the rehabilitation of an Afridev pump, as seen below. Rehabilitation of an Afridev pump in 16 de… Read the full article >
With 21 million people in Uganda still without access to clean water (WaterAid), communities are often relying on unsafe wells, lakes and other open water sources that are highly susceptible to contamination. Many existing boreholes across Uganda are owned by community groups and have fallen into disrepair because maintenance programmes have been poorly managed or proven… Read the full article >
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… Read the full article >
In March 2022, CO2balance alongside our in-country partner Transform Burkina, started rehabilitating broken boreholes in communities located within the Nord region, in the north of the country. We are rehabilitating 520 water points over 5 years and are well underway, with 129 boreholes now restored and providing access to clean, safe water! Community handpumps located… Read the full article >
CO2balance’s Uganda projects have recently received a visit from the UK team as part of an annual audit of the safe water projects. Taking place in April and lasting over 2 weeks, the trip covered projects operating in the Western, Central and Northern regions of the country. With over 800 handpumps actively functioning in Uganda,… Read the full article >
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 >
In April last year, we at Co2balance, together with our in-country partners, began the process of rehabilitating broken boreholes in communities in Togo, starting from Keve District.
Nothing beats the feeling of seeing your projects yield measurable positive results in the people’s lives! The knowledge of impacting society is refreshing, and the personal joy and fulfilment is indescribable.
In January this year, CO2balance visited Kenya to see our safe water and improved cookstove projects and conduct a mangrove planting workshop. Visiting the 421 boreholes in the two projects in Western Kenya near Lake Victoria, and the coastal Kilifi County, provided a great opportunity to see the diversity in the communities where our projects… Read the full article >
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 >
For decades the humble traditional borehole and handpump has been the staple option for rural water supply in much of sub-saharan Africa. Situated in the centre of a single community, these hand pumps can usually only serve around 300-400 people. But in the last 20 years or so, and certainly in the last 10 years,… Read the full article >
Water is the most valuable resource on our planet. However, if it wasn’t already before, its value is becoming even more apparent in our rapidly changing world. As a result of rising greenhouse gas emissions, our climate is becoming increasingly warm and more volatile which is having significant impacts on rainfall and water supplies. Higher… Read the full article >
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 >