The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the government of Zambia have provided the people of Kalumbila District with boreholes.
Development Diaries reports that the United Nations agency made this known on its official Twitter handle for Zambia.
According to UNICEF, the project in Kalumbila, a district in Zambia’s North-Western Province, was funded by KfW Development Bank.
SDG Six: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
UNICEF noted that the drilling of the boreholes will bring hope, water and a better life to the families and children of Kalumbila because water is a basic right to life and no one should live without it.
”Water is basic right to #life, and no one must have to live without it. With generous support from @KfW_FZ_int and in partnership with the #GRZ, @UNICEF facilitates boreholes drilling in Zambia, bringing hope, water, & a better life to the families & children of Kalumbila’, UNICEF twisted.
Data from UNICEF shows that lack of access to adequate water supply, sanitation and washing facilities in Zambian schools severely impacts students and contributes to high dropout rates, especially among girls.
Also, data from World Bank shows that as of 2020, only two-thirds of Zambians had access to basic water services, and about half had access to basic or limited sanitation.
Photo source: UNICEF Zambia