Chamtunga Village needs $6500 to provide clean water. This project will help 612 people across 106 households. Chamtunga has contributed $650, materials, and labor.

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

Community Problem: Residents of Chamtunga Village walk long distances to fetch water. There is no clean water source in the village. During the rainy season, residents source unclean water from a shallow well. During the dry seasons, they walk about 5 kilometers to find water in a a village with a borehole. During the dry season, most girls in Chamtunga skip school to collect water as a household chore. Some girls have been attacked by unknown men when going and coming from drawing water. Parents are very worried for their children's safety. Chamtunga Village believes a source of clean water within the villages will return children to school and reduce waterborne diseases.

Community Solution: Dig a new borehole in Chamtunga 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. Chamtunga will contribute volunteer labor, materials, including bricks and sand, and about $300 in cash.

Partners: World Connect & National Peace Corps Association

Outcome: clean water for the village

Dec 2018
Village Raises Cash Contribution
Dec 2018
Project Posted
Jan 2019
Project Funded
Field Officer Wedson Kondowe

Phone Number:
+265994207245 or +265888661301

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