Access Water4 Zambia
The District Health Office has identified Mabo Kunda and Sakala as having the highest rates of waterborne illness in the district. These communities in Zambia currently rely on the local school's hand pumps for water, but the pressure of so many users results in constant breakdowns and conflict between the schools and the communities they are in. Many people go back to unprotected open water sources or streams when the hand pumps are down.Water4, our implementing partner, is planning to construct NUMA piped water systems in the communities around these 4 schools: Kafubashi, Mabo Kunda, Sakala, and Chipundu. A NUMA system includes a solar-powered central NEXUS station with filtration & pumping technology, and up to four NODE extensions linked to the NEXUS to serve as satellite water distribution points.