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Country: Malawi

Village: Chiwaya

District: Ntcheu

Coordinates: Elevation 1502m 36L 0674893 UTM 8330879

Number of households in the village: 412 average 5 per houselolds

Number of water points used: 3

Kind of water points: 1 shallow well with a Malda pump (picture below). The shallow hand dug well is 3.4m deep and was dug on 13/12/2011. This dries up during the dry season and this forces people to get water from the river and others travel long distances to find water from a borehole. The remaining two water points are shallow hand dug uncovered wells. Many people get sick from contaminated water especially during the rainy season and dry season.


Chiwaya 1