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Woodbridge fundraisers help clean water flow freely again for Zambian villagers

PUBLISHED: 11:58 17 June 2017 | UPDATED: 11:58 17 June 2017

The Rotary Club of Woodbridge funded repairs to the waterpoint in Kasoka village, Zambia. Picture: VILLAGE WATER

The Rotary Club of Woodbridge funded repairs to the waterpoint in Kasoka village, Zambia. Picture: VILLAGE WATER

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An African village’s clean source of water has been fully restored, thanks to a donation from Suffolk fundraisers.

The Rotary Club of Woodbridge funded repairs to the waterpoint in Kasoka village, Zambia. Picture: VILLAGE WATER The Rotary Club of Woodbridge funded repairs to the waterpoint in Kasoka village, Zambia. Picture: VILLAGE WATER

The Rotary Club of Woodbridge helped provide hygiene education, sanitation and safe water for the people of Kasoka in 2008 but a follow-up visit highlighted a silt build-up in the waterpoint.

Rotarians made a donation of £500 for repairs, as part of the Big Give charity campaign in December, and the 20 households of Kasoka are again able to produce water with a single stroke of the pump or fill a 20-litre container in 50 strokes.

The Zambian village has also been given a simple pump maintenance toolkit and training by a manual drilling team.

Village Water the charity behind a scheme to deliver sustainable water access to rural African communities said the Rotary Club of Woodbridge had “made a real difference to the people of Kasoka”.

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