Zakeyo Mbale, Mzimba
There are many challenges in the area as the community of Zakeyo Mbale only had one bore-hole. Settlement are dispersed, and many women and children have to walk long distances to fetch water. The lack of access to clean drinking water is a prominent issue facing the people of Malawi. With a dense population of close to 20 million people, half are reported to live below the poverty line with a quartering experiencing extreme poverty.
DROP4DROP’s mission in Malawi is not only to provide local communities with specialised water wells and pumps that suit their situation, but to give them the tools and empower them with the knowledge needed to maintain and use the equipment for themselves.
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.