Namowa Village needs $6200 to provide clean water. This project will help 1005 people across 315 households. Namowa has contributed $310, materials, and labor.

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Namowa Village wants to drill a borehole to provide clean water to village residents. They are currently drinking from unclean water sources.


Community Problem: There is no accessible clean water source for residents of Namowa Village. The consumption of local, dirty water leads to illness and, in some cases, death, particularly among children under the age of 5. Residents currently fetch water for drinking and cooking from shallow wells or waterways, or travel kilometers to access water from another village. 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 Namowa 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 EZ Borehole Drillers, a company located in Blantyre, with substantial experience in the area. The installation will take three days to complete. It is expected that water will be reached 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. The borehole will be guaranteed for one year by EZ Borehole Drillers. Above ground, the boreholes will include a standard metal pump mechanism, a cement foundation to protect the pump mechanism, a cement spillway to direct water into a nearby vegetable garden, and a clothes washing station. 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. Namowa will contribute volunteer labor, materials, including bricks and sand, and about $300 in cash.


Partners: Water Charity & National Peace Corps Association


Outcome: clean water for the village

May 2018
Village Raises Cash Contribution
May 2018
Project Posted
Field Officer Alfred Piyo

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

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Cost Breakdown

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labor
$3075

domain
materials
$942

all_inclusive
admin
$620

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transport
$496

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fees
$620

assessment
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$446


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*Scores based on # of 60 kg bags of maize produced per capita.
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*Scores based on # of goats and cows per capita.
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