An EXCITING new village water project in Malawi was assessed yesterday!
Women and girls from Mandala village have to walk a long distance and wait hours in long lines to retrieve water from a borehole shared by 3 other communities and then walk home with heavy, open buckets. Colorado Realtor, Ashley Key, and 4-year-old Georgia, have taken on the challenge to raise $10,000 to drill a new borehole and install a hand pump in the village for nearby access to safe, clean water for families. This is another project in partnership with our friends at the local Chulochosema Presbyterian Church serving the nearby communities.
Mandala, has an estimated population of 564 people. Three villages share one source of water which means over 1,300 share one borehole and women and girls have to wait long hours only to access a 20 liter bucket full of water.
The village is approximately 2km from Chuluchosema Church. The community has already identified a central site for borehole in order to equally serve the community.
The village chief remarked during the assessment, "I have a big village, I and my people walk a long distance to get drinking water in a small bucket. I wish I had big hands to dig a deep well for my people. Unfortunately, I am old. But one day God shall answer us with a big smile!"