PROJECT: Water

BUILDING BOREHOLES IN ZAMBIA

Only 35% of people in the community of Chikomeni Zambia have access to clean and safe drinking water.
BACKGROUND

These boreholes will be installed in Chikomeni Zambia, where Platinum Foundation has 150 children sponsored in this community.

OBJECTIVE

The objective of building these boreholes is to give people in the community of Chikomeni access to safe and clean drinking water. At the moment only 35% of people have access and we want to keep increasing this number.

PROJECT PARTNER

World Vision is our project partner for this project.  World Vision is an international community development organisation that has been engaging people to work towards eliminating poverty and its causes for six decades. World Vision provides short- and long-term assistance for 100 million people worldwide. Through relief and development, policy, advocacy and change, collaboration, education about poverty, and emphasis on personal growth, social justice and spiritual values, World Vision works with people of all cultures, faiths and backgrounds to achieve transformation. 2 million people are reached with clean water every year through World Vision. That’s one new person every 30 seconds. World Vision is the largest non-government provider of clean water in the developing world. The overall vision is to give communities a ‘hand up’ not a ‘hand out’ by resourcing and upskilling the community to develop itself and be self-sufficient once World Vision exits the area.

THE PROJECT

Each borehole costs approximately AUD $9,700. Usually, about 150 people benefit from each borehole.

$65 could provide 1 person with access to safe and clean drinking water
$325 could provide a family of 5 with access to safe and clean drinking water
$3250 could provide a village of 50 people with access to safe and clean drinking water
$9700 could build one whole borehole and provide 150 people with access to safe and clean drinking water

ACHIEVEMENT SO FAR

Thanks to generous donations, So far we have built 3 new boreholes and rehabilitated 2 non functional ones. There is always more to do, so your support would be greatly appreciated.