by Erik Kelly, Solwezi, Zambia
Some communities have no water management. This affects the quality of water and, consequently, the health of the people in those villages. Women's groups often manage water supplies, and this seems to be a very good system. Some elect "well water" committees, chairwomen, or chiefs.
by Megan Mann, Mapulanga, Zambia
In my community, women and children gather water for their families. Both males and females are responsible for maintenance of the scoop hole. If it becomes cloudy or stagnant, both the men and women work together to re-dig the hole.