World Vision Zambia and Davis & Shirtliff partner to provide clean water.


World Vision Zambia Limited and Davis & Shirtliff have signed a three year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will provide clean and safe water to selected vulnerable communities across Zambia. World Vision Zambia National Director John Hasse said the MoU between the two organizations was a timely and welcome partnership in the realization of universal water coverage in vulnerable communities. 

“Providing clean water and sanitation to every person in every community we work in, especially the most vulnerable population, in hard to reach areas is not a job that can be accomplished easily, it requires collaboration and partnerships. To achieve this bold target we need strong partners like Davis & Shirtliff.”

We know for a fact that without access to clean and safe water, good health and proper nutrition can not be established, therefore resulting in limited or no productivity. This is why this Memorandum of Understanding is significant to World Vision Zambia because of our mission to contribute to the sustainable wellbeing of vulnerable communities, especially children,” said Mr. Hasse.”

Davis & Shiftliff Managing Director Mr. Jonathan Mainga noted that the activities conducted by World Vision are in alignment with Davis & Shirtliff’s commitment to improving lives through the provision of appropriate water and energy solutions in all the markets we operate in. 

“Davis & Shirtliff is proud to partner with World Vision to reach out to targeted communities and alleviate the need for access to Water and thereby provide the sanitation which is so critical and in alignment with our joint values,” said Mr. Mainga. 

Through this MoU, Davis & Shirtliff and World Vision Zambia Limited commit themselves to partner in the successful implementation of water, sanitation, and hygiene projects towards mutually agreed-upon outcomes, to alleviate poverty among the underprivileged communities in Zambia.

Meanwhile, as part of the realization of the MoU, World Vision Zambia and Davis & Shirtliff have embarked on a school mechanization water project at Makotoolo Basic school in Mbeza Area Program, in Namwala District, Southern Province.

The project valued at K560,000 will ensure the installation of a solar pump at the school with two 10,000 litre tanks that will distribute water from the existing borehole through 20 water points to the school and community. This will reduce congestion at the hand pump allowing pupils, teachers, and their families easy access to water that is in proximity to their homes. In addition, the water project will contribute to the improved health, sanitation, and hygiene of the pupils and teachers at Makotoolo Basic School, as well as the community members of Makotoolo village. 

The total number of beneficiaries that will benefit from the water system in Makotoolo village is 820, of which 555 (274 boys and 281 girls) are pupils attending Makotoolo Basic School.