Village Water brings safe water, decent toilets and hygiene education to some of the poorest communities in Zambia and Mozambique. Since 2004 we have worked with 1066 villages and schools improving health and opportunity for 256,027 people.
The people we work with not only gain safe water to drink, improving ther health, they have more time to earn a living, go to school or spend with their family. Through our integrated projects we have seen tens of thousands of families and communities lives changed for the better.
We prove our impact: Just counting waterpoints and collecting GPS doesn’t tell us, or our donors how lives are changing. Our award-winning mobile monitoring system allows us to track community health, school attendance and productivity. The data combined with feedback direct from those we have worked with shows us our real impact, what’s worked and where we can improve. And, because we monitor our projects long term we know the changes are lasting.
We build local skills: Partnerships are at the heart of what we do. We develop long term relationships with local people and organisations and invest in their development so they can deliver our projects and grow as independent organisations. This means thriving communities able to maintain their own facilities; water and sanitation enterprises making a good living from their services; local authority and local partner teams that are well resourced and skilled to support community development.
We leave no one behind: We believe that focusing our efforts in one region before moving on to the next area is the most effective way to ensure no one gets left behind. Right now, our work is focused in Nalolo (Western Province in Zambia), and Chimoio (Manica Province in Mozambique). We won’t be done there until there is 100% coverage and the systems and people needed to maintain it are in place.