No Water, No Food in Jack Mwanapapa

The beautiful village of Jack Mwanapapa has always been a little eden where many kinds of  vegetables and fruit grow abundantly next to the Nansazu river.  With an  abundance of water, people used to live a relatively secure existence feeding themselves and selling the surplus in Livingstone. But in the past few years Zambia has seen less and less rain, and the Nansazu river dries up earlier and earlier.  This year the entire corn crop has withered and died.  It is  a trend that we know will only worsen. But the resourceful people of Jack Mwanapapa have a solution that will enable them to survive in the coming years.

The village has a deep well that provides drinking water. The plan is to install a big water pump at the well and  send the water through large pipes to the dammed up part of the river so they can irrigate their crops. To ensure a sufficient amount of drinking water, they would like to add a water tank. All they need is money. 

$4600 will buy:
10,000 litre water tank        $1500
250 meters of 4 inch pipe   $1200
Pump                                               $1150
Taps and connectors                 $250

Please consider helping this traditional Zambian village adjust to the environmental challenges that the big consumer nations of the world have forced them to confront. They have a plan for survival. We can’t undo the damage that is being done but we can at least assist their efforts to adapt. 

Thank you for caring.
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