Zambia Water Filtration





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Project Description

Region: Africa

Country: Zambia

Location: Lusaka

Total Budget: $72,000

Area of Focus: Water, sanitation and hygiene

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Drinking contaminated water contributes to hospital cases and death in Zambia. Most families do not have running water or taps in their homes; the families draw water from shallow wells or communal taps which are not safe. The Ministry of Health declared that Lusaka underground water is contaminated and therefore unsafe to drink. Over 60% of households have chronic diarrheal diseases if the water is not chlorinated or boiled before consumption. 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.

This project will provide a sustainable water solution to families in the sprawling Matero township. The Safe Water Filtration Systems (SWFS) are comprised of a 0.1 micron membrane filter, water buckets and stands. Families will be trained on use and maintenance of the SWFS prior to deployment. Use and performance will be monitored regularly with in-person visits. A pilot Project was successfully completed last year where 60 SWFS were distributed.

Primary Host Partner

District: 9210

Rotary Club of: Nkwazi

Primary Contact: John Kanenungo

Email: jkanenungo@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 5340

Rotary Club of: Point Loma (San Diego)

Primary Contact: Debra Gookin

Email: gookind@hotmail.com

Project Status

Need $34,100
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Project listed for the 2023-24 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #245936.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





District 9210 DDF





Point Loma (San Diego) (5340)





District 6440 DDF





Remaining Amount to Raise

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Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.

Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

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History Log Entries


by Debra Gookin

System Entry: Creation of project page.


System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $500 DDF by Woody Thiessen of the Rotary Club of Wheaton A.M., District 6440.

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