Improved Waste Management Project

Year: 2019
Country: Malawi
Project Investment: $3,984.93
Project Status: Funded
Sector: Environment

Project Launch: 12-27-19

This waste management project will enhance environmental health and waste disposal by building two refuse stations at Phangwa Market. To enhance cleanliness, waste bins will be positioned around the market to collect waste that will be managed by community volunteers. All organic wastes will be placed in compost manure pits for manure production. In addition, the project will rehabilitate storm water drains to prevent accumulation of stagnant water in and around the market. These interventions are aimed at promoting environmental friendly practices that will improve sanitation and hygiene in the community.

Project Update: 4-1-20

The Improved Waste Management Project has successfully trained 42 Phangwa Women Assembly members in waste management and manure making using theoretical and practical sessions. At the end of the three day training, the participants produced two mounds of manure which will be used as demonstration samples to make more manure.

Efridah Bwerezani, a 70 years old woman who participated in the training said, “I absolutely welcomed capacity building training on waste management because I acquired knowledge and practical experience on how to make compost manure from biodegradable waste which will be used to grow vegetables and reduce cost of buying fertilizer.”

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