Nkando, Nasiyaya, & Kazembe, Malawi

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This well project is complete. The well was actually drilled in the village of Chenguwo, which is among a group of villages that are situated north of Baluwa Village.

It took about a year to get this well drilled! The roads in this region of Malawi are very bad and the road had to be cleared to allow the drilling rig to come through, so there was much preparation of road work done before drilling could commence. Another challenge arose when drilling in the most desirable spot yielded no water as they kept striking more rocks as they drilled so they failed to strike water. The equipment was moved to a second site where they drilled again. This time there were no rocks to stop them and very strong water was struck to yield abundant, clean water year-round!

With the completion of the well, the people are now enjoying abundant, clean water! Since the well has become operational, no one is reported as sick or suffering from deadly waterborne diseases such as cholera, dysentery, or typhoid. The people are surprised by what seems as sudden change in their over-all health.