Namowa Village used $2500 in July, 2021 to Build a Clinic. This project helped 1005 people across 315 households. Namowa contributed 10% ($250), materials, and labor.

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

Community Problem: Kids under the age of 5 in rural Malawi are particularly vulnerable to health challenges (e.g., malnutrition, malaria). Namowa struggles with under-five healthcare because it is doesn't have a nearby clinic. Many parents have difficulty making the journey to the nearest 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 Namowa 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 Namowa. 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
Project Posted
Dec 2020
Village Raises Cash Contribution
Mar 2021
Project Funded
Jul 2021
Project Completed
Field Officer Alfred Piyo

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

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

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