Access to clean water for 400 vulnerable Malagasy

by Halt Poverty Effective Nonprofit


This project will enable provision of safe water in vulnerable households living surrounding protected areas in Madagascar. Two hand pumps boreholes will be installed with a budget of $5,994 to boost the livelihood of 400 people. One borehole costs $2,945, has a capacity to pump between 20-35 liters per minute and serve 200 people. This project will improve well-being, reduction in women and children's burden collecting water. Starting with just $14.98 you can boost the livelihood of 1 person

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Poverty structure in our sites is 2,818,923 poor out of 3,546,446. A prevalent aspect of poverty is the absence of running water. Households with no piped water supply spend large amounts of time each day fetching water, a burden which falls disproportionally on women. 10,400 Malagasy, including 6,900 children under the age of five die each year as a result of diarrheal disease. Based on global estimates, up to 88% of diarrheal disease is attributable to poor access to WASH (Pruss, 2002)


The Canzee hand pump. Fabricated by BushProof, where it has been approved and recommended by the government of Madagascar for rural implementation. One pump is ideal for communities of between 100 to 200 people. It is durable and spare parts can be made available locally. Total Budget Water Sanitation and Hygiene Activities for 12 months: $5,994. 2 boreholes with handpumps installed, improving safe water access for 2 villages: 400 people: $5,890. Transportation to reach 5 regions: $104

Long-Term Impact

Benefits for community: Time savings associated with better access to safe water especially for women and children. Potential increase in tourism resulting from a clean environment and improved water supply to tourist locations. Improved wellbeing resulting from reduction in women's burden collecting water. Improved food production providing water to agriculture and livestock production. Increased opportunity for women to work and children to go to school

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Halt Poverty

Location: Antananarivo - Madagascar
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Antananarivo, Madagascar
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