Kwelani village is a rural village in the Thyolo State in the country of Malawi. This state is located in the southern region of the country. This village (and others close by) have been identified as being in an URGENT need of clean water. The villagers currently get their water from hand dug wells sourced from dambo water. This water is very salty, very discolored and found near swampy areas. These open water sources are shared with animals and polluted with animal waste. The people suffer from cholera, diarrhea, dysentery and bilharzia (schistosomiasis). Due to the dambo water source the water-related diseases are WORSE than “normal.”
There is no well or borehole in the village so many (mostly children) spending hours collecting water. Currently there is no school, no hospital clinic and no current sewage in the village.
The village is located 16.31.05 S, 34.57.00 E.
Kwelani Village is successfully drilled! Below are a few photos. So exciting!