Wells for drinking water in Africa

In many African countries people face challenges to improve water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). In Zimbabwe with the help of various development partners and NGOs, 50,000 ‘Bush Hand Pumps’ have been installed in the past 15 years, but nearly half of them are now non-functional. ‘Ventilated Pit Latrines’ are also being promoted and a health promotion scheme to create demand for such latrines through ‘Health Environment Technicians’ (at ward level) and ‘Village Health Workers’ (at village level).
HF Financial supports installation and repair water hand pumps, bore holes and water wells to provide clean drinking water in remote villages and poor communities.

HF Switzerland supported provision of clean water to communities in Zimbabwe and Nigeria:

  • One bore well was repaired with our support which serves 1000 people in the suburb of Harare, Zimbabwe.
  • One well is being bored in Chwiti, Zimbabwe with our support. Women here walk up to 40 minutes to fetch water for drinking and daily use. It will benefit a population of over 1000 people.
  • One well is being bored in Glen Norah, Zimbabwe, which will serve over 100 families.
  • One well was bored in Ilorin, Nigeria, which is serving over 300 families.