Mpheto Village is a rural village in southern Malawi. Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world and much of its population do not have access to clean, safe water. The walk to their water source, usually made by women and children, is about 4 miles, which takes an hour and a half to two hours (maybe longer if carrying a container filled with water). Southern Malawi seems to have been “forgotten” by the government.
The people of the community are so excited to have safe, clean water now readily available to them instead of continually battling sickness caused by drinking water from hand-dug wells and seasonal river water sources. No more walking long distances to fetch water, hours spent searching for water, chronic thirst. All these horrible things are now in the past! Time previously spent searching for water has been freed up and children can go to school. Water is there for all of their household needs: cooking, bathing, laundry, and to irrigate gardens and livestock. The impact on this community has been stunning!