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Chapananga is Open Defecation Free

August 14, 2019

The 216 villages in the Traditional Authority of Chapananga in Chikwawa District in Malawi have been declared open defecation free – a huge milestone for the district, and for Water For People.

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Local Leaders
Championing Forever

August 14, 2019

Without leaders on the ground and in local, district, and national governments championing water services for Everyone Forever, the wells and pumps don’t mean much. When they break, who will fix them?

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A Triple Force
for Hygiene

August 14, 2019

Angel, Elizabeth, and Sylvia are a triple force for hygiene promotion at their school in Blantyre, Malawi. The girls are triplets, and they’re all in the school sanitation club. “Water is important because it helps us keep our bodies healthy,”

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The Equation
for Better Hygiene

August 14, 2019

Combine baking soda, oil, and extract from a local Malawian tree, and it equals better hygiene for an entire community.

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Maureen
the Hand Pump Mechanic

August 14, 2019

On any given day, as she sees her kids off to school or prepares food for her family, Maureen could get a call from a community in her region. She’d drop everything in that moment, grab her tools, and head off on her bicycle.

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The Shop Owner

August 14, 2019

Every day at 7 am, Cementi Mendozo opens his grocery store in a local trading center in Chikwawa District, Malawi.

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Sanitation Clubs:
Making Back to School Better

August 13, 2019

“Okay, let me give you an example of why water and sanitation in schools are important.” David’s excitement is palpable. He’s a member of the Chilomoni Primary School’s Sanitation Club in Blantyre, Malawi.

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Water Starts with Data

August 13, 2019

At Water For People, we pay careful attention to the numbers behind our work – because data shows us the impact and illuminates our next steps.

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Man emptying waste into a bucket

Prosperity
Through
Poop

August 12, 2019

John overcame poverty through poop businesses.
That’s right, you read that correctly.
“My parents were very poor,” John says. “I tried to go to school but my uniforms were so torn that I looked almost naked. Friends would laugh at me, and I decided to stop school.”

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Surviving Cholera
and Changing the Future

August 12, 2019

Annie sits outside of her mud-plastered home, a small thatched canopy providing little respite from the Malawi heat. Her gaze focuses on some scribbled words on the side of her latrine: Tigwiritse Nchito Chimbuzi Moyenera Nthawi Zonse.

Let’s use the latrine properly at all times.

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