According to the World Health Organisation over 1 billion people globally lack access to safe drinking-water supplies, while 2,6 billion lack adequate sanitation. Diseases relating to unsafe water result in an estimated 1.7 million deaths every year.
6.3 million, of Zambia’s 16.3 million population do no have access to safe clean drinking water and 25% of all schools to not have a safe supply of water.
In far too many remote communities people have to rely on bacteria-infected streams and contaminated shallow wells, and in some areas from rivers teaming with crocodiles, to obtain water. Schistosomiasis, also known as Balharzia, is common. The charity has installed twenty three boreholes in schools in four Cheifdoms, five in communities and one for a clinic. In addition, we have added water reticulation sustems, replaced water tanks, pipework and taps throughout Mukuni Village.
More than 5,000 young Zambia children die each year due to diarrhoeal diseases.
The Butterfly Tree’s aim is to provide safe, clean water to outreach communities in Zambia. Our priority is to ensure that schools have close access to water for drinking and food production for sustainable feeding programs. As of May 2019 we have installed boreholes at the following twenty-four schools: Mukuni, Kamwi, N’gandu, Kapatapazi, Siamasimbi, Libala, Sibbulo, Malima, Chuunga, Kauwe, Nampuyani, Muchimbale, Bunsanga, Siachikubi, Sinsimuku, River View, Kazungula Boarding, Nguba and Mayala, Muyunda, Mayoba, Zalu, Nakawa, and at the Mahalulu Health Centre and for the communities of Mukuni (2) Chise, Kafekwa, Mukamba and Mukalahani. One will shortly be installed for a new health post at Bunsanga in Nyawa Chiefdom and for a remote area in Mukuni.
Updated May 2019 – over 12,000 children now have access to safe clean water.
2016 Water Infograph