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

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