Matavatava, Namuno, Mozambique
Mozambique is an East African country of 27 million people, known for its beautiful coastline and swaying palm trees. However, Mozambique also has one of the lowest rates of water and sanitation coverage in sub-Saharan Africa. Around 60% of rural communities do not have access to clean water. Poverty levels are high and sustainable water sources scarce. Communities often lack the knowledge to maintain wells, leading them to fall into disrepair. Drop4drop have undertaken an extensive restoration scheme, fixing broken bore-wells and empowering communities to manage and maintain their projects locally and effectively. Providing clean water sources in rural Mozambique improves locals’ health and lays a foundation to sustainable development and a brighter future.
“We used to spend hours in the queue to fill a 20-liter bucket from the other neighbourhood. Most of the time, the well was so crowded it was unbearable. Now with this restored well close to my house, I can easily fetch water as much as I need—even enough for all my domestic needs. Thank you for gifting us with clean water.” – Madale Machava
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.