Construction of the borehole at Malidade village

Year: 2021
Country: Malawi
Project Investment: $9,018.75
Project Status: Funded
Sector: Health

Project Launch: 9-9-21

Timothy Munthali, a Flame Tree alumni in partnership with  Malidade Community Based Organization will drill a borehole and install a submissive solar pump to supply water to 936 households  with 4,680 people  from three villages in the areas around Traditional Authority Mtwalo in Mzimba District of Northern Malawi. Using solar power,  the project will recticulate water into a tank before it is treated and distributed to three kiosks stationed in three villages where people will draw and access the clean and safe water. The project will contribute to reduction in distance women currently travel to access clear and safe water, reduce waterborne diseases suffered by people in the area and  enhance hygiene and sanitation for the people of this area. 

Project Update: 10-15-21

Malidade Community-Based Organization together with the people of Malidade community have drilled a 51 meters deep borehole and installed a solar run submersive water pump. This far,  they are in the process of fitting a water system with established water points to bring the water closer to the people. The project is expected to congestion and distance covered for people to access clean water  in the five villages. The project is set to reach 101 families (140 men, 145 women and 202 children and youths). The project will also be very beneficial to people living with disabilities and the elderly as they previously struggled to get to the water sources let alone get water from streams.

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