Each year we try to identify and introduce new community projects. Our aim has always been to improve the
lives of the local people in the Mfuwe area, so in 2014 we embarked upon an ambitious project to provide
safe, clean water to villages in the local community. We have called this new initiative "Commit to Clean Water."
Most of us take it very much for granted that, with the simple act of turning on a tap, clean, safe water will
always be available. Whenever we feel thirsty, or need to bathe, or even water our gardens, it requires little
thought or effort. But we are the lucky ones...around half of the world's population lacks this most basic of
- It is estimated that, in Africa alone, over 345 million people are without access to clean water.
- Women spend 200 million hours a day collecting water.
- More than 3.4 million people die each year from water-, sanitation-, and hygiene-related causes. Nearly
all deaths, 99 percent, occur in the developing world.
In the Luangwa valley, local communities are growing rapidly in size, and the majority of villagers still have
no convenient access to safe, clean water.
However, there is an answer to this problem... Safe, clean water is available, but it is stored underground. To
reach it, deep boreholes need to be drilled and central pumps need to be provided. This is not such a difficult
task, but it does require funding and organization. The Bushcamp Company, in conjunction with generous donors,
has already embarked on an ambitious project to provide a number of boreholes in various village locations. Each
borehole costs around US$7000 to construct, but with continuing donor support, we plan to extend this project to
other needy areas.
By the end of 2019 we will have provided 115 new boreholes, with 20 more already planned for 2020. This is a project
that we consider to be vital to the well being of our local communities, providing tangible benefits to thousands of
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