Living Water Africa fights water poverty by funding the building, fixing and maintenance of water wells in rural Africa

Water Poverty

What is Water Poverty?

Being in water poverty means that your nearest source of water is far away, unclean or unaffordable. Many people in Africa, especially in rural areas, have no access to safe, clean water.
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What We Do

What Are We Doing?

We work with local communities to provide safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene education. Money raised in the UK pays for work by local professional water engineers to fix broken wells and dig new wells.
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How You Can Help

You can help us by fundraising and making donations. We hold regular running and music events, and our junior fundraisers are always busy with imaginative projects. Wild and creative ideas are all welcome!
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Our progress since 2010

has been raised for water projects
more people now have fresh, clean water
existing water wells have been repaired
new water wells have been completed

Our Latest Project


A village and health clinic in Kamakumba, Sierra Leone, is now being supplied with clean water from a new well funded by us. Read more


From The Blog

Discovering More About the World’s Water Issues with Coursera

Coursera, a free online educational platform, are offering a 2 part course on Water Supply and Sanitation in Developing Countries. The 1st part starts on 26th May, and lasts for 6 weeks. It isn’t too late to sign up.  Read more

The ‘One’ Campaign Needs Your Support!

The ‘One’ Campaign have launched a petition to put pressure upon the European Union to keep its commitments on providing foreign aid to the world’s poorest countries. Click here to sign the petition. Read more

Fun Runs 2014

Running is a great way to raise money for us. With organised runs taking place all over the country and all year round, finding an event that suits you could not be easier. Once more, we’ll be happy to reimburse your entrance fee when you raise more than it costs. Read more

Music for Life

On 1st February, the Turner Sims Concert Hall in Southampton played host to a showcase of local talent. A packed house was treated to a stunning performance of Rachmaninov’s 3rd Piano Concerto, played by the gifted young pianist Sam Hanson. Read more



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