Kamphepo Village needs $6500 to Provide Clean Water. This project will help 554 people across 73 households. Kamphepo has contributed 5% ($325), materials, and labor.

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Kamphepo Village wants to drill a borehole to access clean water. The village currently drinks water from unclean water sources.


Community Problem: Residents of Kamphepo Village are drinking and cooking with water from unclean sources, such as shallow wells or waterways. This leads to illness and, in some cases, death, particularly among children under the age of 5. Women, in particular, are vulnerable in the absence of clean, nearby water sources. In our partner villages, women fetching water from sometimes distant, unsanitary sources have experienced domestic abuse for taking too long (husbands suspect infidelity), rape (when women venture into remote areas), and death from drowning in flooded rivers during the rainy season.


Community Solution: Dig a new borehole in Kamphepo Village. The borehole location was chosen by a village project committee, acting on behalf of the entire village. The site is publicly accessible. Construction will be done by a vetted drilling company, with substantial experience in the area. The installation will take three days to complete. The company expects to reach water at about 45 meters, but the wells will be drilled to depths of about 60 meters, if necessary. Before drilling, a hydro-geographical assessment using electrical measurements will be conducted to find the depth of the underlying aquifer. Above ground, the borehole will include a standard metal pump mechanism, a cement foundation to protect the pump mechanism and a cement spillway to channel excess water away from the pump. Funds will be used to pay for the skilled labor as well as for the materials that cannot be found locally, such as piping, fixtures and fittings, and concrete. Kamphepo will contribute volunteer labor, materials, including bricks and sand, and about $300 in cash.


Partners: generous donors and Kamphepo Village, Zomba, Malawi


Outcome: clean water for the village

Apr 2022
Village Raises Cash Contribution
Apr 2022
Project Posted
Jun 2022
Project Funded
Field Officer Alfred Piyo

Email: alfred@villagex.org
Phone Number:
+265993625096 or +265881100106

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Cost Breakdown

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labor
$3224

domain
materials
$988

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admin
$650

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transport
$520

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fees
$650

assessment
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$468


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