Project 2020-009

Well Project in Phalula, Malawi

Country Malawi
Village Phalula
Type Well
Partner Heaven’s Family
 Cost $3,000
Status Completed

Funded August 13, 2020

Phalula village is a poor, rural village in the Thyolo in Malawi. This village, along with three others, were determined to be in URGENT need of clean water. The water source for these villages is worse than “normal”. The water-borne diseases are at an all time high.  The water source is shared with animals and is polluted with animal waste. In addition,  those who collect wood for fires called Firewood Fetchers are known to dirty the water.

The people suffer from cholera, diarrhea, dysentery and bilharzia (schistosomiasis). 

Our ministry partner, Charles Mithowa, is the main director for these projects. This will be the 8th well  project to be completed. 

Providing a well in this village would meet the huge need for clean water. The well will save  lives, the people will experience good health, they will not have to walk distances for water  that makes them sick. They will have safe, clean water for drinking, cooking, bathing, laundry  and all household needs. They would have water for gardens to grow food near their homes.  Kids could go to school instead of spending the day fetching water. 

Click here to see village location at -15.9418733, 35.20492937 (Lat, Long).

Update May 24, 2021

Phalula Village is successfully drilled! Below are a few photos. Hallelujah!

COMPLETED AUGUST 9, 2021

The well project in Phalua Village has been successfully completed!

Phalula village is a poor, rural village in Thyolo State, Malawi, in the Southern region of the country. Farming God’s Way and God’s Love Groups (discipleship groups developed with FGW) are established and active in this village and many villages and is helping the people to farm more efficiently for better yield and do this with an effective discipleship component. It was discovered that in this village (and the other 3 selected villages) as a village with a most urgent need for help for clean water, since they determined water-related disease is worse than ‘normal’ here…which is already very bad in most villages.

Previously, the people got their drinking water from hand dug wells in the area. The open water sources were shared with animals and polluted with animal waste. Children often missed school because they spent much time fetching water. There was no well in this village. The people suffer from cholera, diarrhea, dysentery and bilharzia (schistosomiasis). COVID did end up delaying the completion of this project. Now, the new deep well is complete and the people are enjoying clean water! Thank you!

This project was made possible though a generous donation from World Changers.