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£778raised of £100,000 target by 15 supporters

    Weʼve raised £778 to Help fund clean drinking water in villages across Southern Africa

    Location
    Blantyre, Southern Region, Malawi
    Time left
    Funded on Tuesday, 21st February 2017

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    On my recent trip to Malawi (the poorest country in the world), I was disheartened at the fact that more then half of the country did not have access to clean drinking water. This is a nessesity for survival and something everyone should have access to.
    51% below the poverty line
    11% of rural lack access to water

    Malawi is one of Africa's most densely populated and least developed countries. Most people live in rural areas where water is scarce. As a result, many women and children spend hours of their day walking to collect it.

    Kids in Malawi face a high risk of malnutrition and water-related disease before they reach the age of five. Access to clean drinking water and improved sanitation can drastically reduce both risks.

    I stayed in a village amongst people who had to spend half of the day fetching clean drinking water from villages 5-10miles away. Those who did not have the means to travel resorted to drinking water many of us would not even dare touch. Droughts in the region have only worsened the situation and as a result death from dehydration / diseases is rising.
    I personally invested a sum which enabled 1500 people access to clean drinking water. On seeing how little contribution is required to make a huge change to the lives of many, encouraged me to set up this page and 100% of all collections would be passed on to their rightful recepients.

    The cost of a single well is $2500.
    A pump costs an additional $500
    Yearly upkeep cost of $100

    For every $2500 raised I will personally pledge the pump cost and also the yearly upkeep for that specific borehole/well. I will also pay all related expenses out of my pocket.

    By giving people access to clean drinking water, the opportunity cost saved can be utilised in education and other areas which can only make their life worth living.

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    • Mahomed Gaffar1 year ago
      Mahomed Gaffar

      Mahomed Gaffar

      1 year ago

      Thank you for your generosity. We have currently collected £1955 in cash donations plus whatever is collected on this page. I have been in touch with a number of companies / organisations requesting sites etc for where we can start drilling. LIST OF VILLAGES REQUIRING BOREHOLES: 1. William 2. Chisesa 3. Manyang'anya 4. Njala 5. Mdala 6. Napwita 7. Chiyembekezo 8. Namalindi 9. Phero 10. Phetembe 11. Chikabwereza 12. Mnyamwelo 13. Masalo 14. Mamwela 15. Mtandilo 16.Chipengule 17. Chigalu 18. Kalingo 19. Ntehe 20. Chipwere 21. Mchenga

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    1 year ago

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    15

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 30, 2016

      All the best!

      £180.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 17, 2016

      *

      £43.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 7, 2016

      :)

      £80.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 4, 2016

      All the best!

      £190.00

    • :)

      :)

      Oct 26, 2016

      £5.00

    • Atif s

      Atif s

      Oct 25, 2016

      Great idea brother. In sha Allah you reach the intended target!!

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 25, 2016

      Amazing!

      £30.00

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    Blantyre, Southern Region, Malawi

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