Mkadatseka, Kasungu, Malawi
“The villagers were happy to see a pump in the village for the first time. Women danced and sung as we were installing the pump. There are lots of streams in this area and in the past people have dug open wells near these streams with people and animals getting water from these wells. People in the area are poor and they depend on farming. All natural trees were cut for charcoal burning. Schools are also very far from the village preventing children attend primary and secondary education. There is no hospital in the area causing problems when they get sick.”
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.