Project LOCATION: Ndola region, Zambia
Project start/end date: January 2013-March 2014
his project builds on the foundation of Blood:Water Mission and our local partner’s work that has been done since 2005 in the Ndola region of Zambia to positively impact the WASH situation of the communities. Work is focused on the drilling and rehabilitation of wells, installation of biosand ﬁlters, and education in communities. However, the primary goal is to change behavior in households as related to sanitation and hygiene. This is critical, as the adoption of all critical WASH practices in the home should lead to long-term health beneﬁts within the family. This will be achieved by working with Community Health Promoters (CHPs) who will work in their own communities. CHPs will help households make the changes that they need (through training and support)
We are currently highlighting a few "Unsung Heroes" from Zambia on the blog. These Community Health Promoters are making a huge impact in their communities as they educate their neighbors on the importance of hygiene and sanitation. Read more on the blog!
Zambia, which ranks highly on the global poverty index, also ranks 6th in the world for HIV/AIDS prevalence rate and the average life expectancy is just 52 years. Ndola in the Copperbelt Province is one of Zambia's most impoverished regions and we, along with our partners, are working in both remote areas where service access is limited as exacerbates desease and other poverty factors. Continued work through our partners provides a cost-effective opportunity to address these needs while also allowing for long-term investment.