Conclusion of Mhemela and Mushuli Water Project – Malawi

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

The project was to protect and build up two natural springs located in the mountains to provide safe water for the villages.

Emily reports:

My Spring Well Protect has been a huge success! The accomplishment can be seen in the video below:

Under the direction of the Mfera Community Action Group, the springs were built up using pipes and cement to provide a sanitary area to retrieve water.

A small covered dam was built, with one hole and piping coming from the side of structure. This pipe provides a continuous gravity-fed water supply, flowing over a drainage system, leading to an area for washing clothes, and making water accessible for the local community garden.

Before, we had a hole in the ground filled with dirty water, accessible to animals and disease, serving 800 people daily in a high cholera area. Now, a 40-liter bucket can be filled in 30 seconds with clean water with minimal work.

The community was very thrilled and thankful! I told them that the charity is from people who believe that everyone in the world deserves clean water! They wanted to share their thanks!

We are grateful to Emily for completing this terrific project.