2018

Sosola Village needs $2500 to Build a Clinic. This project will help 1421 people across 237 households. Sosola has contributed 10% ($250), materials, and labor.

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


Community Problem: Sosola wants to provide better health care for children under the age of 5. Kids in that age range in rural Malawi are particularly vulnerable to health challenges (e.g., malnutrition, malaria). Sosola struggles with under-five healthcare because it is 7 kilometers from the nearest health center. Many parents have difficulty making the journey to the health center, resulting in large numbers of kids who miss vaccinations and fail to access treatment for malnutrition. The health center sends a health worker to Sosola on a regular basis to operate an under-five clinic, but the village doesn't have a proper building for the clinic, so the health worker treats patients under a tree 🌳. This is a major challenge during the rainy season. In addition to improving the health of small children, the requested clinic will serve as a resource center for meetings, trainings, and workshops.


Community Solution: Build an under-five clinic in Sosola. The community has bricks 🧱, but needs iron sheets, cement, and other building materials to construct the clinic.


Partners: National Peace Corps Association


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

Dec 2020
Village Raises Cash Contribution
Dec 2020
Project Posted
Mar 2021
Project Funded
Field Officer Macford Chinonga

Email: mmacford@villagex.org
Phone Number:
+265995666910 or +265886118488

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Cost Breakdown

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labor
$300

domain
materials
$1725

all_inclusive
admin
$250

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transport
$100

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fees
$125

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$0


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

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