By installing and rehabilitating boreholes which are powered entirely by low-emission technologies, such as hand or solar-powered pumps, the Mozambique Safe Water Project provides safe water access to hundreds of households within Manica Province, Mozambique.
Project Implementers work with a local NGO and communities in Manica Province to identify broken down boreholes to be rehabilitated so that communities have reliable access to clean, safe drinking water.
The provision of safe water reduces the need for households to use wood fuel on inefficient three-stone fires to purify their drinking, cleaning, and washing water, saving thousands of tonnes of firewood annually and reducing CO2 emissions. The project also includes a water supply, sanitation and hygiene training program WASH to enhance hygiene and sanitation practices within communities. WASH services help minimize air pollution and particularly benefit women and children who disproportionately bear the burden of collecting water and firewood.
Manica Province, Mozambique
Energy Efficiency – Domestic
10,000 tonnes CO2 e
500,000 tonnes CO2 e
May 01, 2020 ― Apr 30, 2025
Clean water for over 100 families
This project is committed to supporting communities with capacity building to safely maintain their boreholes and ensure that clean water keeps flowing.
Additional benefits include:
Avoiding the use of three-stone fires for water purification results in less smoke and indoor toxins leading to improved health outcomes for the community and reducing the risk of deaths and illness from smoke inhalation and fire.
The project establishes and maintains a consistent and stable water supply infrastructure.
An estimated 19.07 KW energy output per rehabilitated borehole.
Provides equitable access to clean and affordable drinking water for all those local to the water points and by reducing the need for firewood consumption, families save money and gain better economic stability.
Verification: This project is verified by the Gold Standard
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-Being
GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
GOAL 5: Gender Equality
GOAL 13: Climate Action
GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
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