Mwinkawa Village, T/A Ngokwe, Machinga
Mwinkawa has 200 households and 4 surrounding villages. In total, the 4 surrounding villages have households totaling 631.
If we can raise the funds to install a well, it will benefit 831 families, serving around 4,000 people. This is too many people to utilize one water well. Our recommendation is to install a new water well for each cluster of about 700 people, so we will work on installing more in this area. The next borehole is at a distance of 2 kms or 1.2 miles away.
Difficulties these villagers currently face:
- School children are going very late to school.
- Last year, 4 people suffered from cholera and 2 people died of it. More than 10 people have already experienced diarrhea this year.
- Due to the long wait at the water source, families have had some problems. 3 families were divorced due to issues pertaining to water as the husbands were suspecting their wives of going out with other men and only pretending that they were getting water.