What is the problem?
Although 87% of the people of Malawi have access to clean and potable water, a number of challenges, especially associated with poor practices in transporting and water storage still remain. These challenges often result in diarrhea among children under the age of 5.
What is World Vision doing to address these issues?
World Vision Malawi implements the Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Technical programme to complement the government of Malawi’s efforts to ensure communities have access to improved water resources, safe waste disposal and good hygiene practices, we are implementing our Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Technical programme, which focuses on the use of Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) and School-Led Total Sanitation (SLTS) approaches.
In order to improve access to clean water and improved sanitation, we are implementing a $4.5 million USD Integrated WASH project which will drill 60 new boreholes and rehabilitate 30 non-functional boreholes. Additionally, our teams are working to educate 22,500 people about proper sanitation and hygiene as well as the need to end open defecation. Our teams are also implementing a GBP 72,253.28 projects called Facial Cleanliness and Environmental Improvement Project funded by The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust.
What's the impact?
To date, our teams have drilled 1,600 new boreholes reached more than 1 million people with education about proper sanitation and hygiene thanks our partnerships with Charity: Water, UNICEF, DFID as well as private donors and foundations.
See the impact of our work with Charity: Water in this video