Kanjiwa Area Well Project – Malawi

Mdzelanji and Salcale, Ntchisi District, Malawi

Community Description
Both of these villages are made up of very rural subsistence farming families.

Mdzelanji is a village near the secondary school where some of the students’ board and approximately 15 families get their water.

Salcale is also a very rural subsistence farming village, and approximately 12 families use this well.

Three years ago the government had a program to convert open shallow wells to protected shallow wells with hand pumps and laundry stations. Unfortunately, the project ran out of funding before these two village wells were completed, although the major part of the work was done and pumps were delivered to the sites.

The district well technician has done an assessment of the two wells. However, the villages did not have the money or technical knowledge to complete the project.

Both wells are 6+ meters deep and have a large quantity of water. At present they are open and water is drawn up by the bucket.

Project Description
This project is to protect and improve two shallow wells.

The communities have agreed to provide bricks, river sand, quarry stones and labor to clean out the wells before they are covered.

The district water technician will oversee the project and supervise the work.

Project Impact
This project will benefit 189 men, women, and children (27 families) in the two villages, plus 75 secondary school boarding students.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Judy Summers

This project protects the wells from pollution, improves their safety, and makes them more functional. Since a large amount of work has been done and materials are on hand, there is a high impact from a small infusion of money.

Dollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 – This project has now been fully funded through the generosity of Marjorie Knowles, of Mountain View, CA, USA.

We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify Peace Corps Volunteer Judy Summers of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by Anna and/or those of her counterpart PCVs in Malawi.

This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.