Mawawa, Mzimba

The village has a lot of people but not many on going development projects. They are hardworking people but lack the resources to develop their community economy and health. They are ready to work hard alongside any organisation willing to work in their village. They are very happy that Drop4Drop is working in their village by providing good water and also giving them free tree seeds.

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 works across Malawi with a focus 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.