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Bakili Village used $7200 in October, 2015 to provide clean water. This project helped 2095 people across 329 households. Bakili contributed $360, materials, and labor. Partner Water Charity also made a generous financial contribution.

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$7200 raised, $0 to go


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Bakili 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 rural residents of Bakili Village. This 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. 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 Bakili 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. Communities will contribute volunteer labor, materials, including bricks and sand, and about $400 in cash.


Partners: Water Charity & National Peace Corps Association.


Outcome: clean water for the village

Jul 2015
Village Raises Cash Contribution
Aug 2015
Project Posted
Sep 2015
Project Funded
Oct 2015
Project Completed
Field Officer Alfred Piyo

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

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Cost Breakdown

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labor
$3571

domain
materials
$1094

all_inclusive
admin
$720

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transport
$576

account_balance
fees
$720

assessment
pics/data
$518


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

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