Just a Drop (JAD), working with local partners and communities, delivers sustainable safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects across 6 countries: Zambia, Cambodia, India, Kenya, Nicaragua and Uganda, transforming lives.

Colonel Peter Marsh of Just a Drop receiving a Certificate from Warren East, CBE with Master Engineer Raymond Joyce. [photo courtesy of Mark Witter Photography]

In late 2022, the Engineers Trust awarded the second Engineering Outreach Grant of £5,000 to Just A Drop for an engineering project that contributes to the relief of poverty in Zandonda, Zambia.  The borehole project utilises the unique drilling method of a rotary mud drill that has a light ecological footprint and is appropriate to the location, an area of high biodiversity and conservation importance, contributing to environmental sustainability.  This will provide safe water all year round to over 500 people in the village of Zandonda, which is in the Luangwa Valley and the neighbouring villages of Esau, Mazikila, George, Kadewele and Shalileni. 

The borehole uses a proven design and, on completion, it will be handed over to Local Authority custodianship to ensure that community water supplies are audited and reported.  The Engineers Trust Grant forms a significant part of the total cost of the project that is expected to complete in the summer 2023.

A charitable grant launched in 2021 for a specific project or programme of work that uses engineering in the relief of poverty where the timeline and measurable outcomes are clearly defined.    Applicant organisations are restricted to UK registered Charities, but the delivery can be world-wide.

The Worshipful Company of Engineers Charitable Trust (the Engineers Trust) acknowledges excellence in engineering, supports engineering education and research, gives grants and assists in the relief of poverty.