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Zambia's poor in the greater Lusaka area struggle with a lack of water and sanitation services. MCC's $354.7 million compact with Zambia will build water, sanitation and drainage infrastructure to help improve opportunities for economic growth.
Clean water, sewer lines and solutions for clogged city drains are on the way for more than a million people living on the edge of Lusaka, Zambia's capital city, where deplorable conditions make economic growth difficult.
MCC kicks off World Water Day with a series of blogs on what MCC and it's partner countries are doing to improve delivery of clean water and sanitation services and secure these resources into the future.
"Africa’s future is up to Africans,â€ said President Barack Obama during his historic first visit to sub-Saharan Africa. By partnering effectively with African countries on their homegrown antipoverty strategies, MCC puts this powerful truth into practice.