Water for All: pedal pumps and wells for families

by ALEIMAR - Voluntary Organization
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Water for All: pedal pumps and wells for families
Water for All: pedal pumps and wells for families
Water for All: pedal pumps and wells for families
Water for All: pedal pumps and wells for families
Water for All: pedal pumps and wells for families
Water for All: pedal pumps and wells for families
Water for All: pedal pumps and wells for families

Project Report | Jun 24, 2022
Drops of hope!

By Francesca Pellegatta | Junior Project Leader

Dear Donor,

Malawi is one of the poorest Countries of Africa and now is facing a serious crisis. The pandemic has led to dramatic consequences from an economic and social point of view. We should also add the strong floods that hit the country between January and February 2022. The rainy season has arrived late compared to the usual period, causing damages to structures, houses and fields (in particular corn, one of the firs sources of livelihood of the country). Moreover, the scarcity of crops contributes to the increase of malnutrition rates, which is a real plague that affects the most fragile people: children. As a consequence of the economic crisis, the healthcare system is facing critical conditions: the majority of deaths is caused by severe malnutrition, pneumonia or endemic diseases.

Unemployment rate, which was already high, has increased during lockdowns and now families can’t afford primary goods. Beside severe health and economic problems, our local representatives underline serious problems in the education sector. Even if Malawi is a Country rich in water thanks to Lake Malawi, the third biggest lake of Africa, this primary good is not easily accessible by everyone. Almost 300 schools do not have access to drinking water and children have to wash themselves with water collected from the rivers. In fact, women and children have to walk for long distances in order to pick up some water, which sometimes is not drinkable and increases the spread of illnesses.

Thanks to your help in 2021 we had been able to build one well in the Vilage of Chimwalire, in Mangochi District. Thanks to your support 85 families can now have access to clean water! In 2022, due to the great need of water in villages and schools, we want to build a second well for the Full Primary School of Chimwala, always in Mangochi District. Our local representative Father Kimu is working with Aleimar in order to raise funds for its construction. We would like to buy also 10 foot pumps for the irrigation so that local families can cultivate their fields, increasing corn crops that can be sold in the markets. One well costs almost 7.370 USD, whereas one foot pump costs 315 USD. With your help we will reach this important goal together!

Thank you!

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ALEIMAR - Voluntary Organization

Location: Melzo - Italy
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Twitter: @AleimarOdV
Project Leader:
Ilaria Ventura
Melzo , Italy

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