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Mumana Lupando Spring Box Project – Zambia

Location
Mumana Lupando, Northern Province, Zambia

Community Description
Mumana Lupando village is located in the Northern Province of Zambia, 85 kilometers west of Kasama, the provincial capital.

The Kasolo section water source in Mumana Lupando provides water for Mumana Lupando Basic School, as well as approximately 40 households. It is located roughly in the middle of the village, 1 kilometer from the main Kasama-Luwingu Road.

Mumana Lupando is a rural village with approximately 3,000 residents. There are two boreholes (pump wells) in the village, although neither has been functioning for four years. Instead, citizens rely on three open wells distributed throughout the community.

The Kasolo section water source is an open spring. It is located downhill from the population, so in the rainy season, a lot of run-off causes contamination by fecal matter and other pollutants.

There are people in the community who are HIV-positive or have otherwise compromised immune systems, and also many young children. This creates a critical need for clean water.

Project Description
Project funds will be used to remediate a previously used water source that is on slightly higher ground, about 15 meters away from the current open spring. This will be accomplished by digging the water source deeper, lining it with stones and cement, and covering it with a cement cap.

In addition, a bucket, windlass, and rope will be affixed above the cap. Finally, a one meter circle of cement will be built around the well hole, and a traditional pavilion will cover the area.

Community meetings and a door-to-door education campaign have already been initiated to sensitize of the community on the importance of clean water.

Project Impact
This project will serve approximately 250 people.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Nikki Barren

$500.00 Donations Collected to Date$500.00