CSR HUMANITARIAN

Challenge:

  • From 05-08 March 2019, heavy rains caused by tropical cyclone Idai led to severe flooding in the southern region of Malawi in one of the worst tropical storms in the region on record.
  • An estimated 868,895 people, including 443,136 children, have been affected by the flooding, with over 85,000 people displaced. Many of the displaced are sheltered in schools, and lessons for children have been severely disrupted. 
  • The Presidents has called upon individuals and organizations -both local and international- to join the Government in providing relief to affected Malawians.

WHAT

  • Provide aid relief supplies to 300 families
  • Source maintenance materials
  • Donate food supplies and blankets

WHY

  • Provide assistance to families who were affected by this disaster.
  • Provide repair materials to people who lost their homes.

HOW

  • Purchase maintenance and food supplies to 300 homes.
  • Visit affected areas for direct handovers

IMPACT

  • 1,500 people assisted
  • Provision of clean drinking water
  • Provision of shelter through provision of plastic sheets and nails for home repairs

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WATER FOR PEOPLE

WATER FOR PEOPLE

Challenge:

  • Chikwawa district is the worst affected district in terms of water access and sanitation cover, with only 55% of people accessing safe water and 15% with improved sanitation and a mere 2% have access to handwashing facilities.
  • Will low access to water the community suffer from frequent water borne diseases which leads to  high absenteeism at schools and low productivity of the community.

WHAT

  • Improved access to water for the people in Alumenda

WHY

  • Improve hygiene and the lives of the people in the community

HOW

  • Rehabilitation of 2 existing water point
  • Drilling of 25 new bore holes in Alumenda village in Chikwawa

IMPACT

  • 86,250 people with improved access to water
  • 30% reduction in reported cases of water borne diseases
  • Training for the population to be self-reliant

Water Access & Sanitation for 40 Schools – Blantyre 2014

In 2014, The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation and Water for People, an international non-profit organization in Malawi, partnered with local government institutions in a joint effort to develop a large-scale project which, since early 2014, has been working to provide safe water, sanitation, and hygiene methods for over 104,000 students to 42 public primary schools in Blantyre. As the sole Coca-Cola bottling partner in Malawi, Castel Malawi was a key player in this project working with TCCAF partners on the ground. The $1,300,000 ‘Golden Triangle‘ community initiative named “Everyone Forever Plan for Public Primary Schools in Peri-urban Blantyre‘ was formally handed over to the community of Blantyre.

Limited access to safe, clean water and potentially unhygienic facilities had a direct impact on the lives and learning ability of each of the students in these communities. The initiative intended to transform communities through ensuring that students are healthier and more able to focus on their studies and, in turn, are able to form part of a more productive workforce. Through a robust implementation plan that integrated training and development for long-term maintenance by the local community Water For People continues to work in close conjunction with the Blantyre Water Board and other governmental institutions to equip schools with financial and other training to operate the water kiosks, with a plan for regional authorities to adopt and expand these Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) best practices in the long run. Beneficiary schools included, Mbayani, Ndirande Matope, and Chilomoni Primary Schools.

Improved Water Access & Sanitation – Zomba 2014

Mwandama Millennium Village in Zomba is beneficiary to a $100, 000 Coca-Cola Company investment which drilled boreholes, installed water harvesting units, shallow wells and hand-washing facilities to 16 schools serving 15, 454 pupils. The project also promotes sanitation for 114 villages in the Mwandama Cluster. The project, officially launched on World Water Day, 22 March 2014 is in partnership with Millennium Promise. Beneficiary schools include, St Agnes, Nambande, Linjidzi, Dindi and Linthipe.