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Donations in Action – Community Borehole, Zambia

Zambia suffers heavily from drought, causing crops to wither and die. Many remote villages can be half a days’ walk from a water source and carrying water to the fields can be back-breaking, exhausting and time-consuming.

ChildFund has constructed ten boreholes in the Chibombo and Kafue districts of Zambia and they have literally changed the lives of communities. The distance covered by children and youths in search of clean water has been greatly reduced and mothers have more time to take care of their children. For school-aged children and youths, there has been a reduction in absenteeism, which is expected to result in increased performance and pass rates.

Mother of six, Grace, says her role has been made much easier by the instalment of the boreholes. “The best way I can say thank-you is to take good care of the boreholes”.

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