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Winter Report 2016
Water shortage was a real challenge throughout this trip. It’s now the dry season, the land is brown and parched, rivers have dried up, and community water lines heavily rationed. So if a borehole pump breaks down, hundreds of people are affected and forced to walk miles, queue for hours at congested pumps—often resented by local villagers who can’t get to their own supply—and carry heavy water loads on their heads back home. Then they turn around and do it all again. Hence, repairing broken borehole pumps is high on our agenda.
This trip we repaired seven borehole pumps, bringing clean, safe, local water back to over 10,000 people, including 2 schools.
Boreholes repaired this trip:
Michesi Primary School
Phodogoma 1 & 2
Bwanali Village Borehole repaired
COMMUNITY SUPPORT….. WATER
Bwanali Borehole pump -
But we went a step further—or perhaps some might say, “back”—and dug wells to see if that would help in remote areas where there’s no close water source.
Our first—in Msikita Village—was finished just as we left, and it was wonderful to see plenty of water being drawn out of the brick-
From nothing, the heart of this village has been transformed by the Community Centre we built last year, the well, and now the first stages of reforestation in a tree nursery.
Multi projects combining to empower the whole community
(Left): proposed site of the next well— Bwanali, a large, remote, rural village spread over miles, with huge
distances between water sources. We’ve given out
milk/phala here for years, and repaired both of the
boreholes at different times, but 199 extra families
will benefit from the well.
However, after the well was dug, the rains destroyed
the wall structure so it had to be abandoned temporarily
until the weather was more favourable. (Right)
Our thanks to Wilmslow Wells for working in partnership with us, funding these water-
back in use!
Mukaro being repaired
New water sources for desperate areas
Alongside the well, we’re establishing a tree nursery, so some of this precious new water resource could be used to irrigate trees planted out around the area for food, compost and fuel.
Clean water for kids!
The well was hand-
|A "Carbon Footprint"|
|Msikita Community Centre|
|Monjo School tank|
|How you can help|
|Testimony - Lynda|
|Community education - 2016b|
|News Jan 2014|
|OHP site development-2012b|
|Latest news-Feb 2013|
|On site news - 2010|
|Finally - 2010|
|Life in Malawi-2009b|
|Goats & Milk-2009a|
|And finally ...2009a|
|Pastors' Conf - 2009|
|A helping hand-2009b|
|Milk & Play Centres-2008a|
|Helping Hand -2008a|
|Chickens & water-2008b|