The Cherish Fund Trustees have agreed to support this exciting new project.
This project will bring a reliable supply of clean water to the community of Chileleko in southern Zambia – the population of 1700 currently has to fetch poor quality water from a tributary of the Zambezi about a mile from the village itself.
Not only will the project bring safe drinking water, but the community will be able to grow and sell crops, which they can’t do at present because of the eight-month dry season in this area.
Trustee Terry Young visited the project in March 2015, and reports that the new well is producing water which is fit for drinking, as well as irrigation. This means that by August/September, the village will be able to harvest the food which it needs, and also have crops to sell at market. Oxfam are supporting the community with agricultural and business training to make the project sustainable. Terry’s pictures give us an idea of what is being achieved as a result of the new well.