Health  Malawi Project #8996

Clean water project for people in rural Malawi

by PUMP AID Site Visit Verified

Summary

This project will provide up to a 100 people in rural Malawi with clean and safe water. This project will set up a Water Point Committee in the rural community. The Water Point Committee will be trained by Pump Aid in pump maintenance and repairs, ensuring that the community will have access to clean and safe water for many years. Pump Aid already bought clean and safe water to over a million people in rural Africa, with your help we can reach even more!

$300.66
total raised
4
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years

Challenge

In Malawi diarrhoeal disease is the 3rd biggest killer of young children. The impact of diarrhoeal disease on children is greater than the combined impact of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. An infant born in Sub-Saharan Africa is 520 times more likely to die from disease than a child born in the United States or Europe - all because of a lack of clean water. This project will improve the health of up to 100 people in rural Malawi by providing clean and safe water for the community.

Solution

This project will install an Elephant Pump in a rural community. The project also includes the training of community members in pump operation and maintenance to ensure that once Pump Aid has left, the community members themselves have the knowledge and the ability to maintain their Elephant Pump for many years. The community also receives hygiene and sanitation training as part of the project, which further contributes to improving the community's health.

Long-Term Impact

This project will provide a rural community with reliable access to clean water, improving people's health. By providing access to clean and safe water an improvement in water quality and quantity contributes to a 15-25% reduction of childhood deaths caused by diarrhoea. Having access to a water pump can greatly reduce distance walked and time spent by women and girls fetching water. It helps reduce violence against women, as well as giving them more time for education and economic activities.

Resources

Pump Aid's website
Video overview of Pump Aid's work in Malawi

Organization Information

PUMP AID

Location: London - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.pumpaid.org
PUMP AID
Pump  Aid
Project Leader:
Pump Aid
London, Greater London United Kingdom

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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