Malawi

Malawi is one of Africa's most densely populated and least developed countries. Most people live in rural areas where water is scarce. As a result, many women and children spend hours of their day walking to collect it.

Kids in Malawi face a high risk of malnutrition and water-related disease before they reach the age of five. Access to clean drinking water and improved sanitation can drastically reduce both risks.

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Carolina and Tabia's Walk for Water

12-year-old Carolina and 14-year-old Tabia used to walk hours to get dirty water from a hole in the ground.

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About Malawi

  • 16,695,253 national population
  • 50.7% live below poverty line
  • 11% of rural lack access to water *
  • 60% of rural lack sanitation *
  • * We work almost exclusively in rural areas, where the need for clean water is incredibly great.

Our Work Here

  • Started working in 2007
  • 577,422 people served
  • 1,860 projects funded
  • $11,569,239 invested

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