Maheya 2, Mzimba
People at first were walking long distances to get water from a stream about a kilometre away. Now at least they will no longer have to walk long distances to draw water from our pump. They are extremely happy because they are enjoying safe and good water. They are also requesting for seeds which they will plant on bare land. The task of having to walk long distances for poor quality water is the reality faced by millions of people throughout the country. The journey, often carried out by young children, results in them failing to attend school and not receive the education they require.
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.