Takumanapo, Mzimba

This village has so many challenges and access to clean water was their biggest. Before they had to walk for 2 km to get water from a community bore-hole and would struggle to draw water up from it because of the large number of people needing to get water from this bore-hole. Now the village is happy because they have their own pump and are hence very thankful people to drop4drop. 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.