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1 Life Giving Water Fund Providing Water For Remote Villages In Zambia

2 Life in Zambia …..

3 Some Facts: Formerly a British colony, Zambia won its independence in 1964 Formerly a British colony, Zambia won its independence in 1964 Zambia is one of the few African countries that has enjoyed peace and stability since its independence Zambia is one of the few African countries that has enjoyed peace and stability since its independence

4 Rural Zambians usually live with extended families in huts that are clustered together. A spirit of cooperation prevails as families share work, assets and daily experiences.

5 Corn is the main crop. The country experiences two seasons: The Rainy Season from November to April and the Dry Season May to October.

6 The Problem…

7 Zambia Has Experienced Drought Conditions In Recent Years In 2005, Zambia experienced a 95% loss of its maize crop due to lack of rain. In 2005, Zambia experienced a 95% loss of its maize crop due to lack of rain. In rural Zambia, only 28% of the population have access to safe drinking water. In rural Zambia, only 28% of the population have access to safe drinking water. Typhoid, cholera, and diarrhea result from consumption of contaminated drinking water. Typhoid, cholera, and diarrhea result from consumption of contaminated drinking water. Conditions are ripe for the spread of HIV/AIDS. Conditions are ripe for the spread of HIV/AIDS. Life expectancy in Zambia is 37 yrs. for men and women Life expectancy in Zambia is 37 yrs. for men and women

8 Each day, women and children must walk up to 5 miles to collect water – often unclean water - from streambeds and rivers

9 Traditionally girls are expected to do the domestic chores, so they join their mothers for the exhausting walk for water. Many children can not attend school.Those that do are too tired to concentrate on their schoolwork. Many children can not attend school. Those that do are too tired to concentrate on their schoolwork.

10 The Solution…

11 Drilling deep wells (boreholes) that tap into underground water tables.

12 Immediate results! Within a few days, water immediately becomes available to village people per well! Within a few days, water immediately becomes available to village people per well! Children can attend school. Children can attend school. Sanitation improves immediately. Sanitation improves immediately. Water is locally available for watering crops. Water is locally available for watering crops.

13 Secondary effects of new wells Increased available water and time allows for increased crop production. Increased available water and time allows for increased crop production. Crops can be sold in the marketplace. Crops can be sold in the marketplace. Women have time available to craft items to sell in the marketplace. Women have time available to craft items to sell in the marketplace. And ….. And …..

14 The well becomes the village hub! Picture here…

15 A well is drilled at Kamchacha

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17 Organization… Organization…

18 History of LGWF In 2003, former Zambian Richard Hachoose made the problems of his hometown village of Pemba known to friends at his local church In 2003, former Zambian Richard Hachoose made the problems of his hometown village of Pemba known to friends at his local church He was told that his problem was no longer his own. He was told that his problem was no longer his own.

19 Drilling Begins A collection was taken and the first well was successfully drilled in A collection was taken and the first well was successfully drilled in In 2004, funds were raised to provide water for the Namuumu orphanage in Siavonga, Zambia, primarily for children of AIDS In 2004, funds were raised to provide water for the Namuumu orphanage in Siavonga, Zambia, primarily for children of AIDS

20 We Continue the Effort In 2005, donors funded a well for Hicuundu and in 2006 for Kamchacha. In 2005, donors funded a well for Hicuundu and in 2006 for Kamchacha. In 2006, LGWF was organized for the sole purpose of providing reliable year-round sources of water for villages in Zambia. In 2006, LGWF was organized for the sole purpose of providing reliable year-round sources of water for villages in Zambia. In 2007, LGWF raised over $30,000 and moved from four wells in four years to four wells in ONE year! In 2007, LGWF raised over $30,000 and moved from four wells in four years to four wells in ONE year! In 2008, LGWF raised over 50,000 and funded five wells and In 2008, LGWF raised over 50,000 and funded five wells and

21 LGWF Will Drill 10 Wells In 2009! Anderson Hills UMC Raises $72,000 To Fund 8 Wells Six wells targeted in Central, Southern and Eastern provinces Six wells targeted in Central, Southern and Eastern provinces Another four wells targeted for Western province Another four wells targeted for Western province

22 Well Site Selection Criteria No clean water source No clean water source Daily trips to river often exceeds 10 Km Daily trips to river often exceeds 10 Km Well will service minimum of 1500 – 2000 people Well will service minimum of 1500 – 2000 people Prevalence of diarrhea, dysentery, cholera Prevalence of diarrhea, dysentery, cholera Many water related deaths Many water related deaths Severe economic impact - agricultural Severe economic impact - agricultural Severe cultural impact of – children Severe cultural impact of – children Healthcare negatively impacted Healthcare negatively impacted

23 Completed & Wells Planned for 2009

24 How it Works… LGWF organized to insure that US donors received full tax deductions LGWF organized to insure that US donors received full tax deductions Nearly 100% of donations goes directly to fund new wells. Nearly 100% of donations goes directly to fund new wells. Partnership created with Peoples Action Forum based in Zambia to insure local oversight Partnership created with Peoples Action Forum based in Zambia to insure local oversight

25 The Process… An in-country project manager prioritizes communities that desperately need water. An in-country project manager prioritizes communities that desperately need water. We work with several Zambian contractors that we have identified through a bidding process. We work with several Zambian contractors that we have identified through a bidding process. PAF provides communication and approves payment PAF provides communication and approves payment

26 There is much work to be done In 2005 the govern- ment estimated that Zambia needs 24,000 wells in order to meet at least 50% of the water requirements of rural villages. In 2005 the govern- ment estimated that Zambia needs 24,000 wells in order to meet at least 50% of the water requirements of rural villages. LGWF Completed Wells

27 How Can You Help? Sponsor a well! Sponsor a well! –A plaque will be attached acknowledging your gift Help spread the word! Help spread the word! –Friends, family, colleagues, schools, churches and other organizations.

28 Other ways to help Volunteer to become a LGWF advocate Volunteer to become a LGWF advocate Organize fundraisers to sponsor a project Organize fundraisers to sponsor a project Use the materials on the LGWF website to spread the word Use the materials on the LGWF website to spread the word Givingwater.org Givingwater.org Help support our next project. Help support our next project.

29 We all deserve to have clean water…


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