The Life Changing Gift of Water

Zambian students collecting clean water in bucket
by The Salvation Army in Canada

For us, not having clean water affects our education and makes it difficult to learn,” says Kennedy, a secondary student at the Nega Nega School in rural Zambia. “The Salvation Army has helped us by providing water tanks, a washing station, and toilets.”

More than 6.8 million people in Zambia do not have access to clean water, making them susceptible to life-threatening diseases like cholera, typhoid, and dysentery. Thanks to the support of friends like you, The Salvation Army in Canada’s WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) Project has helped provide accessible clean water and sanitation to more than 60,000 people across four communities in Zambia. In addition, the project constructed washroom facilities at Nega Nega and Nansenga schools, accessible to almost 3,200 students.

Access to clean water has not only helped prevent disease, but it has also enabled three schools and one community to establish gardens to help feed their students and raise revenue. More than 60,000 people in Zambia now have access to clean water— thanks to you!

“For many people in Zambia, this is life-changing and life-sustaining.”

“Most of us don’t think twice about turning on a tap to get clean water,” says Lt-Colonel Brenda Murray, International Development Director for The Salvation Army Canada. “But this is not the case in many areas of Zambia. When you see the excitement in people who have clean water for the first time, and when you see children at school turn on a tap to drink clean water, it’s quite moving. For many people in Zambia, this is life-changing and life-sustaining.”