People’s Postcode Lottery players donate £575,000 to WaterAid

The incredible generosity of People’s Postcode Lottery players will help fund our life-changing projects in rural communities in Zambia.


29 Jan 2015 | UK

Last night saw one of WaterAid's partners, People's Postcode Lottery, throw their annual, star-studded gala in Edinburgh – where they announced their players would be making a donation of an incredible £575,000 to support our work.

The money will help get safe water and clean toilets to rural communities in Monze, Zambia, reaching over 14,000 people with life-saving facilities.

Currently women and children in the region have no choice but to spend hours every day walking to collect water for their families, water so dirty it frequently makes them sick.

A lack of toilets also means many people have to suffer the indignity of relieving themselves in the bush, putting them at risk of snake bites and assault.

Mutinta washing her hands
Mutinta washes her hands at a new clean water source in Habanji village, Monze district, Zambia.
Photograph: WaterAid/Chileshe Chanda

"We are so grateful to players of People's Postcode Lottery for this incredible donation and for their ongoing support of our projects," says Dave Hillyard, Head of Major Partnerships at WaterAid.

"Access to taps and toilets are the very building blocks of life and enable whole communities to lift themselves out of poverty. The support of players is making this a reality for communities across Zambia."

Find out how life is already changing in Chobana village, Monze >