Clean Water Projects
Since 2013, we have drilled 12 wells in eight villages.
5 kilometers. 40 pounds of water. Back and forth. Day after day.
Our first project at Love Abounds was to drill a borehole well where access to clean water was 5 miles away in a rural Eastern Zambian Village. It was our first step in Zambia and continues to be one of our most important initiatives.
Since drilling our first well in 2013, our water = life initiative has provided access to clean water to thousands of people.
By simply drilling boreholes we impact the health, education, and economics of a community.
To learn more about the benefits of clean water, read eye-opening statistics below.
Why does water = life?
Watch this video to learn more.
ONE WELL = $2,500
Lack of clean water penetrates all facets of life: health, education, business, & community. By giving clean water alone, we begin to see changes in village communities. Kids are allowed to be kids, parents can focus on providing for their families, and everyone benefits from healthier bodies. The following numbers speak to the enormity of the water crisis in Sub-Sahara Africa:
- 4,600,000 people are without access to clean water in Zambia.
- In Africa alone, people spend 40 billion hours every year walking for water. Women and children usually bear the burden of water collection. Time spent walking and resulting diseases keep them from school, work and taking care of their families.
- It is estimated that Sub-Sahara Africa loses 5% of GDP due to a lack of access to clean water.
- Every $1 invested in improved water supply and sanitation can yield from $4 to $12 for the local economy, depending on the type of project.
- Diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war.
- Clean water alone can reduce water-related deaths by 21%.