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!
We publish a project when we've approved a final report from our partners and made sure your project is working for the best of the community.
These are the GPS coordinates of your project, plotted in Google Maps. A GPS (Global Positioning System) coordinate is the exact latitude and longitude of any given point on the Earth’s surface. charity: water uses GPS coordinates to record the location of each water project we fund. Please note: there are many of different formats for GPS. We use degree decimal format.
This is the population of the community that has access to your water project.
This is the cost of the water project you funded. Costs vary by country and by project type, and depend on a wide range of variables such as the local cost of fuel and cement at the time your project was built. This project’s cost includes any hygiene training or community maintenance models for the project’s sustainability.
charity: water works with partners in the field to build and implement water projects. Our partners have years of experience. They know the land, the people, the culture and the most appropriate water technology for each area of work. They report this data from the field to help us provide proof of your completed project(s).
This ID is how we track your project in our system.
A generous donor matched this donation.