Clean Water Project
Muhiyo and Magareta villages are in the rural areas of Mulanje District of Malawi and both are in dire need of a clean water source.
In Muhiyo village over 300 households (1346 people) share only one borehole at a radius of approximately 1.5km and there are often long lines of people waiting to access, wasting hours of time. Then, they must walk long distnaces back home. There is an another existing gravity-fed water supply system from the Mulanje Mountain, however, during dry season there is inadequate water. The people resort to accessing water from unprotected and unsafe water sources resulting in many water borne diseases like diarrhea and cholera.
RECOMMENDATION: Freshwater Project International recommends drilling to the water table and inserting a a second Afridev handpump in a mutually agreed upon convenient location within the village.
Magareta village has over over 650 households (2,300 people) with only one borehole. People wait for many hours in long queues to access water, and there is a great need for a second water source.
RECOMMENDATION: Drill to the water table and install a second Afridev handpump in a mutually agreed upon convenient location within the village.
Please, won't you help us to achieve our fundraising goal so that we can provide clean water to the people of Magareta and Muhiyo villages