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We have worked with Village Water on a project in Mozambique which benefits 354 people and this is a little bit more about it.

“We were unable to repair the pump as the parts are very expensive. The project has helped us get parts that we need so we no longer lack drinking water”

Each community worked with in this project had a waterpoint nearby that was unusable. Without repair knowledge or support, they were forced to return to their old sources of water. Open wells and rivers used by livestock: unsafe, dirty and a long distance from home.


Above
, the previous water source.

Each waterpoint received an individual technical assessment to determine the scale of the problem. For those requiring minimum repairs like replacement of rods, bearings or cylinders, these were often fixed the same day. For those requiring more detailed repairs including deepening of the borehole or more specialist parts, the team scheduled dates with each community to return. On average, it took 127 days between pump breakdown and our partners repairing it.

In a warming world, water poverty is an ever increasing problem.

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