Help to self-help: Clean Water for Zambia
Productive making blocks. Credits: Jacana Foundation (2021)
Woman at the market. Credits: Jacana Foundation (2021)
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|July 2021 – December 2023|
Description of the Project
Local entrepreneurs are carefully selected and trained to build and repair local water solutions. For example, welders are trained in the production of pumps and drilling equipment and well diggers are trained in manual drilling and installation of solar and hand pumps.
The solutions are produced locally and therefore are affordable and can be maintained locally. Users are encouraged to pay a small commitment fee for the operation and maintenance of the systems.
With this approach, the project creates a local market, where users buy pumps and boreholes direct from the welders and drillers even without support from NGOs or Government.
Bucket production. Credits: Jacana Foundation (2021)
Lotteriefonds St. Gallen
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) Programme Contribution
Name of Partner Organisation(s):
Jacana Foundation, SMART Centre Zambia
Name of Staff involved and functions performed:
Matthias Saladin, Project Manager
Credits: Jacana Foundation (2021)
Our results in 2022
- 110 Pumps were installed .
- 1621 people have access to basic drinking water services (855 women and 766 men)
- 704 people have significantly improved their access to economic resources.
- 184 artisans and local entrepreneurs improved their capacities through technical and entrepreneurial trainings.
Zambia children. Credits: Jacana Foundation (2021)
Woman collecting water from the pump. Credits: Jacana Foundation (2021)