“Belgian Lawyers for Africa – It’s Legal to Care!” lays great emphasis on two essentials of life: food and water.
Statistics show that food security and water availability remain major obstacles in Zambia. While we might take clean water for granted, 6.3 million Zambians do not have access to clean drinking water, corresponding to over one third of the entire Zambian population. A disturbing number of children yearly die because of dirty water, poor hygiene and related diseases. On top, Zambia has been struck this year by extreme drought making the situation worse than ever.
Our work will be conducted in different Chiefdoms of the Kazungula and Livingstone Districts of the Southern Province of Zambia. This region consists of more than 100 remote villages and 12 schools. The Southern Province receives less rainfall than any other Zambian Province, making access to water and food particularly difficult.
In cooperation with "The Butterfly Tree", we have designed two initiatives to respond to these challenges.