Money for Madagascar

We need Water

Please help us to supply water to 1250 people in the Ambositra district of Madagascar, by constructing 2 reservoirs and installing 16 taps. Women and children currently walk miles to obtain unclean water from rivers, and ponds. The health and productivity of the inhabitants of 2 villages and 10 hamlets would be transformed by this simple installation. That's just £28 a head for a life time of safe water.

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It ran from 10:20 AM, 4 December 2014 to 11:29 AM, 19 May 2017

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1001420)

Amount raised

£50

Donations

1

    Category

  • Disaster ReliefDisaster Relief
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)
  • OtherOther

Location

Situation

Villagers in Mangazo, Andraramiandry and surrounding hamlets are currently without any safe water supply. Women and children lose valuable work and school time collecting water from ponds, rice fields and rivers. School attendance and economic livelihoods suffer further due to high levels of sickness from water-born diseases. Local villagers have teamed up with a Malagasy NGO “SAF/FJKM” to find a solution to their water problem. Technicians have identified 3 springs that can provide a gravity-fed water supply. Two reservoirs will be constructed to capture the spring water and feed it into taps in the 2 villages and 10 hamlets. 260 Primary school students will be amongst the beneficiaries. To ensure the sustainability of the project beneficiaries will be trained in installation and maintenance. Once villagers have access to clean water the benefits to public health will be multiplied by the launch of a hygiene and cleanliness training programme for all beneficiaries. Despite earning less than $1 a day the beneficiaries have raised 10% of the funds needed for their water project. A donation of £35,000 would bring health to 1250 villagers and enable women to work and children to attend school instead of walking miles to fetch dirty water. (Financial breakdown of project available on request.)

Solution