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Living Water Africa fights water poverty by funding the building, fixing and maintenance of water wells in rural Africa
Thank you for visiting our website. We do hope you and yours are well and weathering the Covid-19 storm.
The countries in which we work in Africa have all entered their own state of lockdown in response to the pandemic. Although we were able to fund one large and successful project in Sierra Leone during January, LWA’s operations are otherwise temporarily suspended until the situation eases. We will be sending out a newsletter once we are able to resume well-building projects – if you are interested to be kept up to date, please ensure you are subscribed by clicking here.
All donations we receive during this period will be held in a savings account until we are able to spend them on new projects, and we are very grateful to all who are continuing to give to our work. However we also realise that there are those who may wish to divert their giving to more immediate causes, and that there are also those who are themselves suffering financial hardship as a result of the pandemic in our own countries. Should you choose to reduce or suspend your financial support of LWA during this standstill in our projects we fully understand, although of course we hope you will return once things improve! Your loyalty and regular support are the lifeblood of LWA.
You may wish to know that in addition to the threat of Covid-19, much of Africa is suffering unprecedented plagues of locusts this year, and that East Africa is experiencing unusual weather events resulting in severe flooding. It seems likely that this will lead to famines in the region, and that support for disaster relief operations may therefore become urgent.
The UK Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC) is co-ordinating appeals for Covid-19 emergencies and you may wish to donate to one of the member organisations:
- Action Against Hunger
- Age International
- British Red Cross (UK appeal)
- CARE International
- Christian Aid
- Concern Worldwide
- Islamic Relief
- Plan International
- Save the Children
- World Vision
With very best wishes for you and your own at this time.
The LWA Team
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 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
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
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
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