Conclusion of Namwera Water Supply Project – Malawi
The project was to extend the pipeline from Maliera village to reach a majority of the people in Namwera Village, and to provide access through 8 spigots in convenient locations throughout the village.
I am writing to inform you that the Namwera waterpipe project is complete. We ran a bit later than expected, as our area had a bit more rain than usual, making the volunteer work difficult.
The community mobilized to dig trenches for the pipes from the end of the existing system to Namwera, almost 2 km away. Then a group from the Village Development Committee, led by a local plumber, installed the pipes and water spigots at 8 sites.
The comments from the village are a huge, overwhelming “Zikomo kwambiri! Tathokoza!” or “Thank you very much, we’re so grateful!” The Village headman in particular expressed his gratitude, as this lack of access to water had been a huge concern of his.
We again extend our thanks to Marcia Wijngaarden and friends and family of Peace Corps Volunteer Brianna Reed for providing funding for the project.