Mozambique Safe Water Project

Providing Safe Water to Households


The project provides safe water access to hundreds of households

By installing and rehabilitating boreholes which are powered entirely by low-emission technologies, such as hand or solar-powered pumps, the Mozambique Safe Water Project provides safe water access to hundreds of households within Manica Province, Mozambique.

Project Implementers work with a local NGO and communities in Manica Province to identify broken down boreholes to be rehabilitated so that communities have reliable access to clean, safe drinking water.

The provision of safe water reduces the need for households to use wood fuel on inefficient three-stone fires to purify their drinking, cleaning, and washing water, saving thousands of tonnes of firewood annually and reducing CO2 emissions. The project also includes a water supply, sanitation and hygiene training program WASH to enhance hygiene and sanitation practices within communities. WASH services help minimize air pollution and particularly benefit women and children who disproportionately bear the burden of collecting water and firewood.

Project Status:

GS Registered


Manica Province, Mozambique

Project Type:

Energy Efficiency – Domestic

Average Annual Emissions Reductions

10,000 tonnes CO2 e

Total Estimated Emissions Reductions

500,000 tonnes CO2 e

Crediting Period Term

May 01, 2020 ― Apr 30, 2025

Indigenous/Local Impact:

Clean water for over 100 families

Climate Benefits and Community Impact

This project is committed to supporting communities with capacity building to safely maintain their boreholes and ensure that clean water keeps flowing. 

Additional benefits include:


Avoiding the use of three-stone fires for water purification results in less smoke and indoor toxins leading to improved health outcomes for the community and reducing the risk of deaths and illness from smoke inhalation and fire.


The project establishes and maintains a consistent and stable water supply infrastructure.


An estimated 19.07 KW energy output per rehabilitated borehole.


Provides equitable access to clean and affordable drinking water for all those local to the water points and by reducing the need for firewood consumption, families save money and gain better economic stability.

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Verification: This project is verified by the Gold Standard

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The protection of this project helps participate in several of the United Nations Sustainability Goals

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-Being

GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

GOAL 13: Climate Action

GOAL 4: Quality Education

GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

GOAL 15: Life on Land

GOAL 5: Gender Equality

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth



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Eric currently works as an independent consultant at the intersection of nature and climate, focused on catalysing market and non-market solutions to drive the just transition.

He previously was Head of Product at Earthshot Labs, supporting nature conservation and restoration projects across the global south secure project finance. Prior to Earthshot Labs, Eric led nature-based carbon project development for Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique and founded the Carbon Cooperative, a global alliance of leading nature conservation and restoration practitioners exploring carbon finance. After serving in the Peace Corps in Mozambique out of university, he spent much of his 20s working in community-based conservation and ecosystem restoration efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa interspersed with two startup ventures as co-founder and CEO of a mental health tech startup and COO of a sustainable coffee company. Eric has a dual Masters in Environmental Engineering and Environmental Policy from Stanford University where he was a NSF Graduate Research Fellow and a BS in Environmental Engineering from Tufts University.

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Lori Whitecalf made history when she became the first woman to be elected Chief of Sweetgrass First Nation in 2011. She served three terms of office from 2011-2017.  

Lori took a two-year hiatus from leadership to expand the family ranch and serve as the FSIN Senior Industry Liaison. She was re-elected on November 29. 2019 and again on November 30, 2021, as Chief of Sweetgrass. Chief Whitecalf practises a traditional lifestyle of hunting, fishing and gathering. She currently sits on the following boards: Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology, FSIN Lands and Resource Commission, Battle River Treaty 6 Health Centre and Battleford Agency Tribal Chiefs Executive Council, FSIN Women’s Commission.

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Cy Standing (Wakanya Najin in Dakota) has a long and distinguished career including serving overseas as an Electronics Technician in the Royal Canadian Air Force, former Chief of Wahpeton Dakota Nation, former Vice Chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indigenous Nations (FSIN), past Executive Director of Community Development Branch of the Department of Northern Saskatchewan as well as an Order in Council appointment to the Federal Parole Board.  

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