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Support for ongoing projects continued unabated in 2016 and into 2017, further establishing the influence that Trade Aid UK has been able to give to important relief programmes worldwide. Much of this has been enabled by the continued sale of Trade Aid UK Granulated and Caster Sugar through Tesco Stores and the sale of ethical travel insurance through its partner www.travelandinsure.com. The use of external aid agencies and charities has been instrumental in us being able to reach the remotest parts of the globe where often the needs are greatest. The individual aid projects supported by the Trade Aid UK Foundation can be viewed by simply scrolling up and down the project panel on this page and clicking on the project that interests you.

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Water Project

Trade Aid UK is supporting the charity, Village Water by providing funds to one of its well projects. Malongo village is in Kalabo, the poorest part of Western Province, Zambia. Malongo is home to 129 people, including 33 children under 10.  Village Water are concentrating much of their efforts in 2015/16 on Kalabo because the sanitation status is so poor with very few families having access to a latrine.

The community are currently drinking water from the Luanginga River, 200 metres from the village. This water is dirty and common diseases in the village include diarrhoea and eye infections. There is a lack of sanitation in the village. Therefore families have no choice but to go to the toilet outside.

In Zambia, most rural villagers do not have access to enough clean water.  A village woman often spends three hours a day carrying one 20-litre plastic container of water. This is not sufficient water for drinking, cooking and washing. Diarrhoea and other water-borne diseases are common and life-threatening. Diarrhoea, particularly among children, is one of the leading causes of infant mortality in Zambia and a major contributor to malnutrition.

Village Water provides hygiene education and sustainable water for rural villages in western Zambia. Village Water only install protected shallow wells with manual water pumps that allow the people to draw uncontaminated water from underground.  In such isolated regions, connection to mains water pipes is not viable. An independent source of water must therefore be located in order for a well to be installed. 

You can find out more about the work done by Village Water at www.villagewater.org.

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