Mpucha, 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 foundation to sustainable development and a brighter future.

“Feldon is one of the 10 area mechanics trained in Namuno district last November. He is happy to have participated in the well repair expedition and help his community to get clean water. During the dry season, Feldon was forced to help his wife to fetch water from the river because the closest stream would dry. Seeing water flowing again for the community well filled him with joy and a sense of alleviation. Feldon says; “I am so happy and grateful for those who contributed towards the repair. Many blessings from the Lord for your kindness.” – Feldon Gabriel

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.