Conclusion of Mwanga Village Well Project – Malawi

This project has been completed under the direction of Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Michael Buckler.
To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.

Getting closeA Summary of Mike’s Report:

Using funds from Water Charity, EZ Borehole Drillers drilled a borehole at Mwanga Village, Malawi.  Work started on Friday, July 24, 2015, and finished on Sun, July 26, 2015.

The borehole was drilled to a depth of 47 meters, and the water was tested and declared clean for drinking purposes. EZ Borehole installed a standard metal pump mechanism, a cement foundation to protect the pump mechanism, and a cement spillway to channel excess water.

On Tuesday, August 11, 2015, after letting the cement around the borehole dry and harden, the community and Village X Country Representative, Myson Jambo, gathered to open the well.

The well is in use by the community (see pictures below), serving 112 households and 671 people. The borehole has a one-year guarantee against equipment malfunctions and other failures to harness clean water from the underlying acquifer.

The Malawi Borehole Program’s third project is complete. Thank you!


This project is part of our ongoing Malawi Borehole Program, and the East Africa Water and Sanitation Program.  Check out this video Mike shot:

We would like to thank Mike and his Village X NGO, once again, for executing this much needed project.  We would also like to thank our anonymous donor for contributing the funds and helping to make this possible.
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