Chipwanya Village used $2500 in May, 2020 to build a clinic. This project helped 669 people across 220 households. Chipwanya contributed $250, materials, and labor.

Project complete!

$2501 raised, $0 to go

6 people have donated!

100% tax deductible and securely processed by Stripe

Chipwanya wants to provide better healthcare for children under the age of 5.

Community Problem: Chipwanya Village is located along Lake Malawi in Northern Malawi. The community used to travel long distances to the closet clinic that provided healthcare for young children, often known as an "under-five clinic." Many parents had difficulty making the journey, resulting in large numbers of kids who missed vaccinations and failed to access treatment for malnutrition. This year the chief of Chipwanya asked the closest hospital to send one health worker to the village on a regular basis to operate an under-five clinic. The hospital agreed, but the village doesn't have a proper building for the clinic, so the health worker treats patients under a treešŸŒ³. This is a major challenge during the rainy season.

Community Solution: Build an under-five clinic in Chipwanya. The community has bricks šŸ§±, but needs iron sheets, cement, and other building materials to construct the clinic. Chipwanya plans to use the new building not only as a clinic, but also as a nursery school for local kids.

Partners: National Peace Corps Association

Outcome: an under-five medical clinic for the entire village

Jun 2019
Village Raises Cash Contribution
Jun 2019
Project Posted
Sep 2019
Project Funded
May 2020
Project Completed
Field Officer Wedson Kondowe

Email: wedson@villagex.org
Phone Number:
+265994207245 or +265888661301

Share Chipwanya's Story

Facebook     Twitter
Cost Breakdown







Change in Development Score:
Chipwanya Village v. Control Villages
Dollars Invested in Projects in
Chipwanya Village (cumulative)

Change in Health Burden:
Chipwanya Village v. Control Villages
*Scores based on # of waterborne illnesses, malaria cases, maternal deaths, and infant deaths per capita.
Change in Local Education:
Chipwanya Village v. Control Villages
*Scores based on school enrollment and national exam passage rates per capita.
Change in Business Activity:
Chipwanya Village v. Control Villages
*Scores based on # of agriculural and non-agricultural village businesses per capita.
Change in Lifestyle Upgrades:
Chipwanya Village v. Control Villages
*Scores based on # of roofs with iron sheets, TVs, motorcycles, and smartphones per capita.
Change in Agricultural Production:
Chipwanya Village v. Control Villages
*Scores based on # of 60 kg bags of maize produced per capita.
Change in Livestock Holdings:
Chipwanya Village v. Control Villages
*Scores based on # of goats and cows per capita.
support the

automatic donations, going
directly to village projects,
with monthly email updates
starting at


/ month
Unsplashed background img 2