Mlalawaka Borehole Project

Year: 2022
Country: Malawi
Project Status: Funded
Impact Sector: Health
Project Investment: $5,000.00

Project Launch: 9-5-22

Mlalawaka community members and Joseph Katsala, a CorpsAfrica volunteer, will install a borehole that will solve the water crisis faced by 750 individuals in the area. Currently, community members, especially women and children, travel over 3km to access water from boreholes in neighboring villages, Leha River, shallow wells and dambo areas. The water drawn is usually not safe for household use and could lead to spread of waterborne diseases such as diarrhea. In addition to procuring and installing the borehole, the project will also conduct Health and Sanitation sensitization campaigns aimed at educating the community on borehole maintenance and hygiene practices.

Project Update: 10-13-22

A month after receiving World Connect funding, friends of Majaliro have completed the drilling of a borehole in their community that is expected to provide clean and safe water to 100 households and about 600 people. The project is expected to reduce distance traveled to access clean water, from 5kms to within 1km. It will also reduce the spread of waterborne diseases which had been spiking in the community.

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