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Angola: Clean safe water

Refurbished water point in Muhini community, Moxico municipality, where a new water pump was installed at an unused well.

Funding target: £250,000

Year 2 of a 2 year project
In rural Angola, over 60 per cent of people have no access to safe drinking water. Diseases such as diarrhoea claim thousands of lives every year. With your support we can provide clean, safe water and sanitation to 24,000 people.

About the project

Help improve the prospects for rural communities in Angola by providing clean water and sanitation

Oxfam has worked in Angola since the early 1980s. We are working with the authorities, local communities and our long-standing local partners, in four municipalities in central and eastern regions - Baia Farta, Chinguar, Tchindjenje and Luena. The aim is to deliver sustainable change in the supply of water and sanitation in rural areas, and to encourage women's participation and leadership across the project.

With your support we aim to:

  • Improve clean, safe drinking water supplies by building new durable water points and repairing existing wells;
  • Reduce the incidence of water-related illnesses and improve communities' health by constructing sanitation facilities and promoting good hygiene practices;
  • Ensure the sustainability of water sources by training communities to maintain and manage the facilities effectively;
  • Empower communities to lobby for improvements to water and sanitation services in rural areas.

Who will benefit

Directly, some 24,600 people, the majority women and girls who traditionally collect water, will have the benefit of more time for education and other activities, thanks to access to improved water supplies. The public health messages, improved sanitation and better hygiene practices will benefit over 82,000 people.

How we are helping

Jeremias' story

The Mulondola community has no schools or clinics, but the introduction of water points, home toilets and training on good hygiene practices has had a big impact.

 I never dreamed that one day I would be part of a project like this and receive training that helps my family and my community. The project has changed lives in the community, for example we know about hygiene measures, so my grandchildren don't get sick; seeing all the work really come together is a joy.

Jeremias Kajiko is a community chief, or soba, and member of the water management committee in Mulondola community, Lucusse municipality. Photo: Christian Carrizo/Agua Bosco.

The budget


If you would like to learn more, download the full project details here (PDF, 1.1MB).

Inspired to make a difference?

By giving directly to this project you can be sure you are transforming people's lives. All of the money you give will go towards helping provide people in rural Angola with clean water. Get in touch to find out how you can help.


Individual donors:

Emma Learner -
01865 472108

Trusts and Foundations:

Kylie Sheaf - 
01865 473578


Peter William Hall -
01865 473445

If you're based in Scotland:

Angus Nelson -
0141 285 8863

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