Water Works is a charity committed to assisting communities gain access to safe drinking water and hygienic sanitation facilities. Our approach is not to give hand outs, but to empower people to meet their own needs.

The Malawi Water Team

Kingston Tsama


Kingston Tsamba (Senior Builder)

Kingston is one of the newer members to Water Works. With his strong work ethic, his sharp organisational skills and a good command of English, he leads his construction crew with latrine construction.

Maxwell Khombe


Maxwell Khombe (Senior Water Point Technician)

Maxwell is a very smart and engaging team member. He leads the installation of the pumps and trains the village water committee on how to install and maintain the pumps. Maxwell is trained on not only Water Works’ pumps, but also the Afridev and Malda pumps, and has led training sessions to pump technicians of other NGOs.

Mr Black talking to villagers


Black Chakumodzi (Team Leader)

Mr Black has spent much of his life mobilising communities to build their own toilets and advising on the importance of good hygiene practices.

Mr Black is the Water Works team leader and ensures that the projects are community led. He excels when engaging and promoting partnerships with communities.



The Management Team


Simon Cohen (Founder and Consultant)

Simon founded the charity in September 2008 in response to the lack of sustainable water points in sub-Saharan Africa. With Master’s degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Development Studies, Simon helped guide the development of Water Work’s water pumps, programmes and strategy. He now works as a Consultant in water and sanitation for Mott McDonald.


Eunice Nafere (Programme Manager)

Eunice is a water and sanitation specialist by profession. She has 10 years’ experience in implementing development and emergency projects that span from urban and community WASH, emergency response/recovery and nutrition projects. Having managed projects funded by different donors including UKAID, charity: water , ECHO, USAID and private donors, she has gained experience in managing donor expectation and major requirements, including the response to Malawi’s 2019 floods and  the Covid 19 pandemic.


Jeff Cohen (Director)

Jeff‘s involvement with Water Works began when he took responsibility for fund raising. He has substantial experience in raising money for various voluntary groups. His career has been in the field of mental health and human rights, but has been taking an active role in the management of Water Works for several years. He is now director of Water Works, in a voluntary capacity, having taken over from Simon in 2019.

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Water Works is registered in England and Wales - Charity Commission – 1158206
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