Access to clean drinking water is a fundamental right. Unfortunately, Zimbabwe has faced challenges in this area, contributing to WASH-related epidemics. Over the next five years, Living Water, in partnership with EFZ, will prioritize rehabilitating wells and implementing complex water systems in rural and peri-urban areas. By ensuring water point committees take charge of maintenance, we’re fostering sustainability and community ownership.
Beyond water access, hygiene and sanitation are essential for community health. EFZ leads Community Health Clubs in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Environmental Health Technicians. These clubs educate members of all ages on proper hygiene practices. Community-based monitoring and evaluation ensure effectiveness, and hygiene promotion is closely linked to water projects.
EFZ’s Flourish model focuses on mobilizing churches to lead in WASH programming. By emphasizing the church’s role in both proclamation and demonstration, we foster community engagement and decision-making. Church mobilization, underpinned by shared concerns and action, drives impactful transformation.
Our approach integrates gospel proclamation with practical action. Every water point becomes a platform to share the message of Jesus Christ. From using the JESUS Film to discipleship and Bible storying, our aim is to touch hearts while meeting physical needs.