Woodbridge fundraisers help clean water flow freely again for Zambian villagers
PUBLISHED: 11:58 17 June 2017 | UPDATED: 11:58 17 June 2017
An African village’s clean source of water has been fully restored, thanks to a donation from Suffolk fundraisers.
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”.