We realized that many of
Lukwambe´s villagers are facing
serious health problems.
They drink untreated and unsafe
water and do not have easy
access to basic health
services, as the nearest hospital is
located in Bwawani, 17 km away.
We have discovered that most
people do not boil the water before drinking or cooking, instead they use untreated water
straight from the river. Many locals suffer from Typhoid, Cholera, amoebic dysentery and
worms which can be caused also by using unsafe water.
To combat this situation, we started a project called “Safe Clean Water and Basic
Health Services” in 2016. Every week we walked to all households in Lukwambe to
supply water tablets for at least 20 liters per day. We encouraged community members to
boil the water before drinking and thereby contributed to an improved health situation in