In Lundazi District of the eastern province of
Zambia Rising Fountains Development Program
(RFDP) is assisting the Orphaned and Vulnerable
Children (OVC) in provision of Food stuffs, School
requisites, Clothes, Psychosocial counseling
support, Provision of livelihood skills training.
stay healthy and to flourish. Yet over 1 billion
people worldwide still do not have access to the
safe water they need to drink.
Lack of clean water leads to children becoming ill,
or dying, from preventable water-related diseases
like cholera, typhoid and diarrhoea.
In rural areas, women and children, usually girls,
miss out on opportunities to earn a living or go to
school because they spend hours each day
walking miles to fetch water.
In towns and cities, existing water and sanitation
facilities are struggling to cope with the rapidly
increasing urban growth rate. Many households
only have access to very basic latrines - or to
none at all. Private vendors sell water at high
prices to those unable to fetch their own.
|RFDP protect water sources and will forge ahead to build
new wells in rural areas of Lundazi District.
RFDP will also sensitize the communities to form village water
committees that will be responsible for the welfare of the wells
in villages. Volunteers will also be identified to spearhead the
work at the village wells. RFDP will train committees of local
volunteers to look after the new wells and keep them in good
working order. Volunteers are trained in good hygiene and
sanitation and are encouraged to pass their knowledge onto
others to improve the health of their whole village.
Water is vital for crops and livestock, as well as for drinking.
|Project Raising Fountains
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