Family survival depends on crop harvest for many in drought prone Southern Malawi. A treadle pump for irrigation will help 4 families survive even when rains are scarce.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Families in southern Malawi struggle to survive as the hardships of day-to-day life become increasingly insurmountable. The area is in a drought / flood cycle zone. These are subsistence farming families that work tirelessly yet are rarely able to produce enough food for an entire year when harvesting a single crop annually.
How will this project solve this problem?
Families will grow more food and harvest 2 or 3 crops per year by using a treadle pump for irrigation. Your contribution will improve the life for 60 rural farmers in southern Malawi, as each treadle pump is shared with nearby families.
Potential Long Term Impact
The farmers in each village will increase their ability to grow vegetables by 100%. Each farmer will be able to grow enough to feed a family of five or more year-round. Plus, each family will grow additional vegetables to sell for a cash crop.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.