We want to buy and to promote the use of manual pedal pumps in the villages in the district of Mangochi.Malawi is one of the poorest countries in Africa with a high percentage of children suffering from malnutrition. Pedal water pumps are an indispensable asset for the cultivation, which permits the village to cope with food insecurity.In a country like Malawi 3 harvests instead of 1 could be easily accomplished by simply using the manual pedal water pumps.
Malawi, even though it has natural resources, remains one of the poorest countries in Africa with a high percentage of children suffering from malnutrition. Despite the presence of many water basins, land is very dry for most part of the year.
In a country like Malawi, in which there are lakes and rivers in abundance, three harvests instead of one could be easily accomplished by simply using the manual pedal water pumps. Besides the pump, fertilizers are also pretty much important in order to make the land fertile. The families which receive the pedal pumps for irrigation grow crops of maize and sew vegetables. Apart from the family's own use, the farmers have the possibility to sell part of their harvest.
With 10 pedal pumps we can guarantee 10 families (around 100 people) will be able to produce enough food to eat for a whole year.Results:To improve the working of the fields and the harvest;To reduce the % of the population suffering from malnutrition;To prevent the beginning of diseases.Activites:To buy pedal pumps;To teach how to use it;To supply fertilizer;To supply seeds;To monitor the harvest which the fields yield with good management;To monitor the nutritional state of the children