Alleviate human/wildlife conflicts in Malawi

by MicroLoan Foundation USA
Mar 12, 2013

March Update

Drawing water from the Shire River
Drawing water from the Shire River

The Chikolongo Fish Farm is on track to start construction this Spring.

The village of Chikolongo and the Traditional Authorities have granted the project three hectares of land on which to implement the project which ensures "buy-in" and committment from the villagers.

Fast Facts:

  • 4,000+ adults live in the Chikolongo community, with 10,000+ children.
  • Less than 25% of these adults have a paying job. Most survive through subsistence farming and (illegal) fishing.
  • 66% relied on the Shire River for household water, exposing themselves to crocodile attack when drawing water.
  • 21 members of the community have been killed by crocodiles and elephants in the last 24 months.

To alleviate the human/wildlife conflict, a household water holding tank and clothes washing basin will be constructed within the fish farm boundary.

Taking the water home
Taking the water home



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Organization Information

MicroLoan Foundation USA

Location: Brookline, MA - USA
Project Leader:
Rob Schmults
Stoughton, MA United States

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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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