Chilombo Village, Malawi is located in Thyolo District, Southern region of Malawi. This village is in great need of clean water. Their main source of water is a hand-dug well, located next to a seasonal river. The people of the community walk for an hour to arrive at the water source. The people who live farther away walk for 2 hours – a distance of 2-4 km. The water is polluted, and the people suffer from lack of clean water year round. During the rain season, the water is extra polluted from the flows of surface debris, feces, and other pollutants. During the dry season, the water begins to dry up and it is difficult to draw water. And, once the water dries up in August they must go even farther away for water. Another problem is fighting over drawing water. The women converge here and sometimes they fight and bicker because everyone wants to draw their water first. Children fail to go to school because they are made to fetch water for the family instead. There is no drilled well in the area and no access to clean water. The water is polluted causing the people to suffer from cholera, opening of bowels, dysentery, and bilharzia (schistosomiasis.)
There are 4,250 people living within 8 km of Chilombo, and a new hand pump would service 1,000 people each day. Human drinking water would be the primary focus, but it is likely that some of the water would be used for watering animals or gardens.There is no drilled well in the area and no access to clean water. Providing a deep well will change the lives of the people. It will greatly improve the health of the people, reducing death, illness and the need for medicine that they can not afford, and trips to the hospital. The kids will be able to attend school and not have to miss classes gathering water. The community will see the love of God in action , through the provision of a deep well.
The well is complete at Chilombo Village, Malawi! The people are now enjoying clean water!
The singing in the videos:
“We are together and the same in heaven’s family. We are not divided in God’s kingdom, let’s come together as one and be united to work together in God’s kingdom”.
Thank you and may the Lord be glorified through these efforts to bring clean water to those who have none!
Video -pumping water translation
I am one of the women who are using Farming God’s Way. We thank God because today we are given water. We have been suffering many years finding water from the rivers. Our marriages had a lot of problems because of water problem. Even when we send our children towards water in the morning they are late for school. Today we are very much grateful. Because we were finding water from the rivers we face many problems. Our children been facing water-borne sicknesses, diseases. They are found with the problem with red toilet with blood, also bilharzia (schistosomiasis) it was found in this water. But, today as we are given this clean water, we are very grateful, we very much appreciate it. As you see women are very much enjoying taking this water. Now we are very much happy because most of our families in this village they are very much proud because of this water. We lost a lot of men women and children who have been losing their lives because of dirty water. Now we are given this water and are very much thankful. Our families even old women, our village head man is very much grateful, also. Thank you very much for giving us this clean water. May I ask your souls to think of others who are facing the same problem of water. God bless you.
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