Foster Jere 2, Mzimba

The community used to draw water from an open well near to their homes but the water was not safe and was dangerous to their children. The village head requested for a pump in the village after attending a pump meeting which was held by Smith Chunga. They are thankful to drop4drop for the assistance given in this village.

Malawi is one of Africa’s most densely populated and least developed countries. Most people live in rural areas where water is scarce; as a result, many women and children spend hours of their day walking to collect water. Over 80% of the population is employed in agriculture, and the long-lasting effects of recent droughts are particularly pervasive. Rural communities particularly struggle to generate stable income, as the effects of challenging landscapes are far less forgiving than in urban areas. Drop4Drop’s work focuses on implementing community led water teams to ensure efficiency and longevity of every clean water project.

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.