Only 16% of people have access to clean water in this district. This program helps provide clean, safe water (and sanitation) to communities in need.

We employ a team at the King's Village Project dedicated to providing clean water and sanitation to local communities as well as undertaking health promotion work.

In partnership with a number of other organisations, including the British Army, World Vision, MyUbique and St Dunstan's, we have been able to deliver hygiene education, sanitary facilities and in most cases permanent clean water sources to over 25 communities - helping in excess of 15,000 people

Before we began the work, just 16% of the local population had access to clean water.  It's particularly difficult to find water in the area, with an average of just 1 in 3 boreholes being successful

The lack of clean water and sanitation has a profound impact on health and development in the area.  The rate of guinea worm infestation, a result of dirty water, is one of the worst in Africa.  Many local people are blind due to trachoma, a result of not having clean water to wash in. A key part of the work is the construction of latrines and soakaways (removing standing water through drainage) that help the community improve their sanitation. We also hold a number of public health sessions to teach the local tribal leaders the importance of these issues

The King's Village Project is committed to providing clean water and sanitation to every community in the district - whether through bore holes, domestic filtration facilities or by extending pipeline systems. We recently opened a new pipeline in one local community; which now for the first time has access to piped clean water.


More about this Story in Pictures

A woman looking for water!

Water is hard to come by in the 238 communities of Kumbungu and Tolon Districts. Only 16% of the local population have access to clean water. The King's Village is helping to bring a ..

Clean Water to Communities

The King's Village has partnered with both local and international organisations to provided boleholes for many communities. This has made a huge difference to their health and economic situati..

Extending Pipelines to Communities

The King's Village has helped to extend pipeline to cummunities working together with David Stuttard, a blind ex-service man (Deseaced) and MyUbique, and organisation he formed to help him..

Supporting Community Hygiene

THere is no toilets for almost all household in the villages. They simply go to the bush and the rains wash it to the streams they fetch water from to dring and the King's Village is helping by..

Finding Water brings Great Joy

It's particularly difficult to find water in the area, with an average of just 1 in 3 boreholes being successful. That was not the case for this one and the joy excitment from individulas ..

Working in Partnership

The King's Village has worked in partnersahip with different organisations in Water and Sanitation to ensure help gets to where it is most needed and this includes the Bristish Army, St. D..