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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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Get Involved

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

Hook Choral Society – 30th Anniversary Concert

Hook Choral Society performed Bob Chilcott’s “Christmas Oratorio” as part of their 30th Anniversary Celebrations on the 23rd November 2019. The performance was conducted by the composer himself and all proceeds of the retiring celebration were donated to Living Water Africa. Read more

Love is in the Air – Send an E-card & Raise Money for LWA

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, why not send your loved ones a Valentine’s e-card from dontsendmeacard.com. Pledge your love and the cost of a card to Living Water Africa. Read more.

How Are We Doing In Our Fight Against Water Poverty?

As part of the global drive to reach sustainable goals, we can now all keep a watch on progress. Keep them accountable now by visiting www.washwatch.org   

Come and Sing with Bob Chilcott 2017

On 29th April 2017, we hosted our 3rd Come and Sing with Bob Chilcott 2017. Over 150 enthusiastic singers joined us for a day of singing Bob’s Gloria and ‘To Every Thing There is a Season’ from Dances of Time. Read more

Rainwater Harvesting

When building a new well, although we prefer to drill a borehole, this may not always be possible. There may be too many natural pollutants, for instance, or the area could be too remote for drilling rigs to access. Rainwater harvesting therefore provides a viable alternative to providing a clean water source. We have completed two Rainwater harvesting projects, both for schools in Kenya and Uganda. Read more


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