Safe Water Stations for Zambia





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Project Description

Country: Zambia

Location: Lusaka

Total Budget: $5,845

Area of Focus: Water, sanitation and hygiene

Activity Type: Water: Supply/Access

Summary: Provide water filtration systems to families in Lusaka, Zambia.

Background: Drinking water contamination contributes to hospital cases and death in Zambia. Most families live under very difficult circumstances and live on less than $2 per day defined as extreme poverty by the UN. Regarding clean drinking water: most homes do not have running water or taps in their homes. Homes that do have access to water, do not have clean water as most pipes are broken resulting in unsafe water. Most families draw water from shallow wells or communal taps which are not safe. Over 60% of households have chronic diarrheal diseases if the water is not chlorinated or boiled before consumption. Having a safe water filtration system would prevent most diseases like diarrhea which will reduce the number of clinic visits, and cost of medication. The population is well informed about the issue of water-borne disease and motivated to take steps to improve their own health through water filtration.

Approach: Safe Water Stations will be constructed using 0.1 micron membrane filters, pre-filters, water buckets and stands. Families will be trained on use and maintenance of the Safe Water Stations.

Point Loma Rotary Club members will select filter system components from sources with proven track records with Rotary water filtration projects in similar environments. They will purchase hardware and design training materials. They will provide oversight to teammates in Zambia.

Project Contact Person

District: 5340

Rotary Club of: Point Loma (San Diego)

Primary Contact: Debra Gookin

Email: gookind@hotmail.com

Project Status

This project is "Completed". This means the project has been implemented and the report was accepted by the district leadership. The project will stay listed on this website as a testimony of the achievements of the project partners.

Project listed for the 2022-23 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





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Project Supporting Documents

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History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Janice Kurth

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Marta Knight

Club Bank account information needs to be uploaded in Documents.


by Janice Kurth

Our Block District Grant has been approved. If this grant is not signed by the primary contact as requested multiple times, the DDF funds will NOT be sent.


by Debra Gookin

System Entry: Project signed by Debra Gookin.


by Marta Knight

Club banking information received.


by Janice Kurth

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by James Morrison

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.


by Debra Gookin

System Entry: Final Report signed by Debra Gookin.


by Alan Turner

System Entry: Final report approved by the District Approval Committee.

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