Dawilire Shawa, Mzimba, Malawi

“Smiles were all over among the villagers upon our arrival. Water in the village has been a major challenge. Women have been drawing water from a river where animals were also drinking from, with waste in the river. Most of the people in the area are tobacco growers. They grow more tobacco but find less money because of low prices in the market. This makes the people in the area very poor. Some of the problems besides water include lack of health facilities and the land is bare, so they are requesting for tree seeds.”

Petros Moyo,
Village Head

This project was undertaken as part of our campaign of projects that actively reduce carbon emissions. This project helped the community save their much needed wood which was previously being burnt daily to boil water. This project has also eliminated the many thousands of hours previously spent on walking to collect water.