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Zambia has a very low density rural population, which makes the establishment of sustainable community water supplies a particular challenge. Previous piloting of improvements to traditional water sources showed both a demand for and an impact from low cost up-grading (Sutton 2002). UNICEF, with RWSN technical support, has been encouraging improvements to water supplies in some of the poorest districts of Luapula Province. Remarkably, these have been achieved with zero subsidy. All hardware costs (labour and materials) are covered by householders; the donor input being only in capacity building through training and marketing.
This document presents progress of the work to accelerate Self Supply in Zambia from 2007 to the end of 2009.
SUTTON, S. (2010) Accelerating Self Supply - A Case Study from Zambia. RWSN Field Note 2010-3 , RWSN , St Gallen, Switzerland
Accelerating Self Supply - A Case Study from Zambia
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