Photos of the Drilled Well in Fambauone

People Served


Thanks To

mycharity: water


June 2017

Solution Type

Drilled Well

Local Partner

Water For People

Field Notes

Thanks to you, a community in the Chikhwawa District of Malawi has access to clean water! Your donation funded a drilled well in a region where more than 81% of the population is living in poverty. With access to clean water, people in this community (especially women and children) have time to get an education and create a sustainable income for their family.

The construction of a drilled well requires a team of professionals to drill deep underground, reaching aquifers that aren't accessible by hand-digging. To instill a sense of ownership, the community joins in the planning and building process. Local residents form water committees, which are trained to promote the best hygiene practices for health and sanitation among the community. Families used to spend hours walking to collect water that wasn't safe to drink. With your help, they're walking much less today. Most importantly, the water they bring home is clean and safe.

Our local partner, Water For People, commits to monitoring projects for 10 years after implementation to ensure that clean water will continue to flow in communities. We mean it when we say that we couldn't have done it without you!

The remainder of the cost of this project was funded by individual donations for a total of $2,649.08