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.
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