8. Mdunga/Kasiya


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Malawi

Completed: 2000

We partnered with World Vision to build a water well in the Mdunga/Kasiya area. We sponsored a child in the same village, Patricia Sikelo, so we could follow-up on the progress of the village and the maintenance of the well. Although she was only 5 years old, Patricia was able to report that “life is better with a water well”

Update note: In 2009 Patricia let us know her well was “not working”. We made arrangements with World Vision and for only $972.36 it was fixed and a committee put in charge of it.

7. Quebrada Seca


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Guatemala

Completed: 1999

Partnered with World Vision to help build a water pipeline project to bring clean water to the villagers in Quebrada Seca. Before the clean water came our foster child, Arceli Diaz Diaz, suffered from parasites. After the pipes brought the clean water to the village, she recovered.

6. Mdunga/Kasiya, Malawi


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Malawi

Completed: 1997

1998 – Partnered with World Vision to build a water well for our foster child Mackson Mwase in Malawi. We learned that 60% of the population in his area (Mdunga/Kasiya – about 164 km from the capital, Silongwe ) were drinking water from unsafe sources and getting sick from bacteria and Parasites. Many people were experiencing diarrhea, dehydration and even death. Mackson himself was sick.

After the bore hole was drilled the community did a traditional dance for us with great cheering for the assistance they received. With the clean water they noticed that people were no longer getting sick and dying. Mackson recovered and went on to secondary schooling.

The community has been trained to maintain the borehole by learning how to make repairs to ensure sustainability. The borehole serves 500 families each with an average of 5 children each (2500 people). Plus it is near a Primary School serving about 1200 pupils.

5. Mdunga/Kasiya, Malawi


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Mdunga/Kasiya, Malawi

Completed: 1992

Partnered with World Vision to install a water well in the village of our foster child Chikondi Mbaluku in Mdunga/Kasiya ADP. Chikond’s village is 164 kms away from the capital city of Lilongwe. . A study showed that before the well was built , only 7% of the population had safe water to drink. 47% of the deaths were attributed to contaminated water.

World Vision did a geotechnical survey to choose the location of the well. The well was drilled to a depth of 45 meters. The pump was installed and the village was trained in how to maintain the system.

Update note: We heard from Chikondi in 2010 that the borehole needed spare parts and repairs. After much emailing back and forth with World Vision, Chikondi informed that “the repairs on the borehole have been done . Now I have all the clean water I need. So I should have to thank you very much for your great effort.”

3. Abwor


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Northern Uganda

Completed: 1996

Partnered with Water Can to build a water well in the village of Abwor in Northern Uganda. 264 villagers benefited from this clean water source. The villagers provided the labour, bricks and sand. A Water source Maintenance Committee was set up to “ensure that the water source is kept functional and users are carrying out good hygiene practices in order to maintain the “safe water chain” which involves the philosophy of keeping water clean from the source to the home and while being used in the home.”

2. Olepo, Uganda


Northern Uganda

Completed: 1996

Partnered with Water Can to build a water well in the village of Olepo in Northern Uganda. 285 villagers benefited from this clean water source. The villagers provided the labour, bricks and sand. A Water source Maintenance Committee was set up to “ensure that the water source is kept functional and users are carrying out good hygiene practices in order to maintain the “safe water chain” which involves the philosophy of keeping water clean from the source to the home and while being used in the home.”

 

The Water Team helps get clean water to those who don’t have it.

homepage_pic_2014Our little team of just over 100 people has now provided 120 water wells to the world! Each village is trained to care for their water wells so all the wells are working and water is flowing – giving the gift of life, health, energy and the opportunity for a better future.

See all the wells below!

Our plans are to continue our efforts to get clean water to the children and the men and women in Liberia, Nigeria , Haiti and Kenya. Lifewater has told us that right now, they have more villages waiting for safe water. They encourage us to “give a little and change a lot: every $1 gives a child safe water for a year!

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