Area: Phalombe region of rural Malawi
Beneficiaries: 11 rural villages
There have been deaths from cholera and other water-borne diseases amongst children in rural Primary Schools of the Phalombe region making this a high priority project.
Solution: Drilled bore wells equipped with hand pumps located centrally in each village
Impact: 12,300 people
Cost per Well: US$7,000
Donations over $2 are tax deductible
With quarter of its total land mass taken up by lakes, Malawi is one of the most densely populated countries in Africa and with water-borne diseases such as cholera being among the major causes of death in young children in Malawi, providing safe water and improved sanitation takes on urgent dimensions.
Many people get their water out of unsafe, untreated ditches and run-offs like this causing many severe health problems and even death due to cholera.