Zambia Campaign 2017

The Living Water Project: Zambia Well Challenge!

Over the past six years, The Living Water Project has funded 37 Zambian wells. We are so appreciative to those who have been helpful in this project, and we are excited to see what we will be able to fund for the 2017 drilling season!

Our Zambian well coordinator, Shadreck Sibwaalu, has a list of over 105 areas in need of wells. Many Zambians resort to digging ground holes and collecting rain water throughout the rainy season. This is the only water source in areas that have no government-provided well access. Shadreck works with Namwianga Missions in Zambia and is an outstanding water project coordinator and partner with The Living Water Project. Every year, he surveys villages to find those areas in the most need for clean water wells. The Living Water Project hopes to commit $30,000 for the building of 8 wells this drilling season (August to October). Our goal is to raise $30,000 by June 30, 2017.  We hope you will consider joining us in this endeavor!

To donate:

- Go to http://www.livingwaterwells.org/donate

- You can pay via Paypal or mail in a check.

- Please indicate "Zambia 2017" in your donation.

Questions? 

Contact Jon Lee at jlee@livingwaterwells.org
To learn more about the Living Water Project, visit www.livingwaterwells.org.

Please see below for before and after pictures from the Sibalwa Village Well funded and built in 2016.

Thank you!

The Living Water Project


SIBALWA VILLAGE: BEFORE

These pictures show the previous water source for the Sibalwa Village. 

 Notice the color of the previous drinking water in the village of Sibalwa. This is the standard drinking water of hundreds of villages in Zambia who do not have access to clean drinking water.

Notice the color of the previous drinking water in the village of Sibalwa. This is the standard drinking water of hundreds of villages in Zambia who do not have access to clean drinking water.

 Villagers walk miles to gather this water for their households. The collected water from the rainy season typically only lasts 2-3 months.

Villagers walk miles to gather this water for their households. The collected water from the rainy season typically only lasts 2-3 months.

 These water holes are the only resource the villagers have to collect water during the rainy season.

These water holes are the only resource the villagers have to collect water during the rainy season.


SIBALWA VILLAGE: AFTER! 

The well at Sbialwa Village was completed in the Fall of 2016. This was directly funded by our wonderful supporters who donated to the Zambia 2016 campaign.

 Happy Sibalwa villagers collect water from their new well. This well was built in the fall of 2016. The funds for these wells were provided by our wonderful donors in our Zambia 2016 campaign!

Happy Sibalwa villagers collect water from their new well. This well was built in the fall of 2016. The funds for these wells were provided by our wonderful donors in our Zambia 2016 campaign!

 The wells provide water not only for drinking, but for cooking, irrigation, vegetation, etc.  People come for miles to utilize the wells.  All are welcome to partake of the clean water.

The wells provide water not only for drinking, but for cooking, irrigation, vegetation, etc.  People come for miles to utilize the wells.  All are welcome to partake of the clean water.

 The wells built in Zambia have a hand pump (pictured).  The village work together to build a fence around the well to protect it from wildlife and livestock. The village forms a committee to take responsibility for well maintenance. The man pictured here is the Elder of the Sibalwa well committee.

The wells built in Zambia have a hand pump (pictured).  The village work together to build a fence around the well to protect it from wildlife and livestock. The village forms a committee to take responsibility for well maintenance. The man pictured here is the Elder of the Sibalwa well committee.