Namingalala Village, located in Chikolongo, Balaka District, Malawi is a very poor rural village where the people work as farmers. The village are Lomwe, Ngoni, & Yao tribal people (the Yao are Muslim). Our ministry partners have worked in this village for 8 years. There and approximately 650 are Christians. Lack of clean water is an urgent problem. There is no well in the village. The main water source is a hand dug open well, it’s approximately 12 feet deep, but they will dig deeper. The people carry water 4-5km to their home. The well does not provide water year-round, when the well dries up they go farther for water. The water is polluted and people suffer from water-related diseases such as cholera, they suffer from diahhrea and various stomach issues. They sometimes suffer from death related to drinking the water, but they do not know what is in the water that causes the death necessarily due to the lack of access to medical care for proper diagnosis. Providing a deep well would truly change their lives, they are in great need of a deep water well.
Providing a well will meet a very urgent need for clean water. They will have clean water to drink, something they have never had before. Water for cooking, bathing, and other house hold uses. Water for their livestock and growing gardens around their homes. They will save money for medicine and their health will improve greatly. The project will bring total change to the area because people will have water close to their homes and will not have to go 4-5 km to reach dirty water that makes the sick.