Uthwa is one of two locations WWFA visited this summer (2012) with an urgent need. It is located in the lowlands of the Phalmobe district of Malawi. While we are bringing two wells to Uthwa this year our visit revealed a larger issue. One rickety old pump nearby was being used by 7 villages. Thousands of people over-depending on an under-performing well is obviously not an ideal situation. Upon further discussion with twelve village headmen and the group village headman of Uthwa, WWFA concluded there was ample opportunity for us to do more. We want you to help us properly service the Uthwa area with 5 additional new wells. In total WWFA will service roughly 10,000 people in the Uthwa area.
The GeoEye Foundation
WWFA is also very excited about our new partnership with the GeoEye Foundation, a subsidiary of the satellite image company GeoEye. Uthwa is the first project we have collaborated on together.