Misuku Protected Springs Project – Malawi

Misuku, Chitipa, Malawi, Africa

Community Description
The community is made up mostly of subsistence farmers who draw water from the mountain streams that are currently unprotected.

The construction will take place in the remote areas of Misuku in various mountainside villages where there is a need for safe drinking water.

Project Description
This project is to build 3 new protected springs in these remote areas and repair any that are in need of repair with the remaining materials.

Project funds will be used to buy cement and to pay allowances for health workers to build and supervise the constructions.

Project Impact
Three new springs will provide clean water for 20 to 30 households, each with an average of 6 family members per household, or up to 540 people in total.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Andrew Abram

This follows upon the very successful first project administered by PCV Andrew Abram. In the Protected Springs Project – Malawi, Andrew and the community repaired 7 spring catchment boxes, and built one new one.

This is a model project which falls directly within the mission of Appropriate Projects. It demonstrates the value of following up on successes with more of the same. A momentum is achieved and the community is imbued with a feeling of pride and empowerment.

Technologies are developed and skills are learned, reinforced, and passed on. Most importantly, large numbers of people are able to gain access to clean water for a very small monetary outlay.

Dollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date

Dollar Amount Needed

$0.00 – This project has been fully funded, through the generosity of The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust as a part of their Clean Water Projects initiative.

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

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