in Zimbabwe
Manicaland Safe Water
VPA 146

Clean water and less use of firewood in Zimbabwe

As a member of the Alliance for Development and Climate, SOTRALENTZ CONSTRUCTION compensates its CO₂ emissions with the support of VPA 146 Manicaland Safe Water in Zimbabwe, among others.

There, 32.7 % of people in rural areas do not have access to a clean water source. To obtain germ-free water, many people in Zimbabwe boil the water. The vast majority of the rural population depends on burning solid fuels for cooking, which is responsible for a large part of the country’s CO₂ emissions.

The company CO2balance has entered into a partnership with the local NGO Diocese of Mutare Community Care Programme (DOMCCP) to rehabilitate the ailing boreholes in the rural districts of Chipinge and Mutare and to strengthen sustainable structures at the community level. In order to manage and maintain the boreholes, DOMCCP works closely with the relevant governmental authorities, e.g. by providing training, technical support and implementing water quality surveys.

The project will support the provision of clean water using borehole technology to hundreds of households in Manicaland province in Zimbabwe. By providing clean water, the project will help households use less firewood during the water purification process, which will reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the combustion process.

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The project data at a glance:

50.000

saved emissions tons CO₂EQ total

10.000

saved emissions tons CO₂EQ / year

Validated by

CO2balance UK ltd

Certificate standard

Gold Standard

Contribution to the goals for sustainable development

Location of the project:

VPA 146 Manicaland Safe Water
Province Manicaland
Zimbabwe

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