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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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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

£136,945
has been raised for water projects
17,000
more people now have fresh, clean water
52
existing water wells have been repaired
8
new water wells have been completed

Our Latest Project

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

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

World Water Day – 22nd March 2017

World Water Day is an annual celebration, held on 22nd March, and established by the United Nations. Each year focuses on a different theme. Read more

Ghana – Well Repairs

We’ve completed 4 well repairs in the Bongo region of Ghana, along with our partners Bondo Development. 4 villages now have access to a clean supply of water. Read more

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