Ching’amba Water Tank Project – Malawi
Ching’amba village is a rural community located in the central region of Malawi, about 60 km west of Lake Malawi. It is bordered by a wildlife reserve.
The community’s income comes mostly from the sale of tobacco and soy. Corn is also produced. During the dry season people who are able to irrigate have small gardens where typically tomato and mustard are grown.
The tank is made of cement and bricks, 3.5 meters in diameter and 2 meters in depth. It is filled with water by a solar-powered pump.
When the tank was built, the foundation did not settle properly, and leaks developed after one season.
This project is to repair the water storage tank, and restore it to functionality for the use of the villagers.
Quarry stones (1 ton) and sand (1/2 ton) will be provided by the community. The community has already raised $60 dollars to fund the project.
There are 37 plots of land 10m x 25m in size. Each plot is run by one family from four different villages. A total of 180 people will be served by this project.
Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
This project will allow for the irrigation of community gardens which are used during the dry season to provide an important source of food and income.
This project follows up on the Gome
Borehole Project – Malawi previously completed by PCV Tomas Pickering.
Dollar Amount of Project
Donations Collected to Date
Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 – This project has now been fully funded, through the generosity of Marcia Wijngaarden, of Rotterdam, Netherlands.
We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify Peace Corps Volunteer Tomas Pickering of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by Tomas and/or those of his counterpart PCVs in Malawi.
This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.