Water Works

Water and Sanitation in Rural Malawi

Our Malawian water team work closely with the villagers themselves to build and maintain water pumps using local resources that are readily available, affordable and sustainable. We also support vulnerable households construct latrines and hand-washing systems and run a hygiene awareness programme.

Donations open 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1158206)

Campaign target

£10,000

Amount raised

£10,020

Donations

59

Championed by The Waterloo Foundation

  • I am very happy that Water Works is working in my village because our lives will change for good. As villagers, we will have clean water and good sanitation that will keep our village free from open defecation. Thank you for making our village to be born again. Zikomo!

    — Magret Ntchauya, 63 year old woman from village of Mvemve

  • I am happy that we have our own pump, which has been given to us for free and very beautiful toilets. I promise that we will look after this development wholeheartedly and make sure monthly contributions are made for its sustainability.

    — The chief of the village, Zakaliya.

Situation

In rural Malawi, over 40% of the water points are not functioning, over half the households do not have access to adequate sanitation and washing hands with soap or ash is seldom practised. The result is that people frequently suffer from diarrhoea. In Malawi, diarrhoea - mainly from dirty water and poor sanitation - causes more than 10% of under-five child deaths.

Solution

In 2020, we will assist, at least, 6 village communities construct water points, 180 households construct latrines and hand-washing facilities and at least 224 men, women and children participate in a hygiene awareness programme. We will also run a repair service to ensure the functionality of over 100 previously constructed water points.