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Welcome to the Makalani Village

February 15, 2021

Situated between hills, this hard-to-reach village is in the Chiradzulu District in southern Malawi. A mild, cool climate attracted settlers from nearby Mozambique in the early ‘90s who were in search of land for farming. However, this pursuit of greener pasture led to a major problem – lack of water.

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Hygiene Changes Everything

February 12, 2021

For Prisca, hygiene has changed everything. A mother of five, Pricsa lives in the Misanjo village in southern Malawi. She introduces herself with a huge smile. She is proud of her role in the community and the story she has to tell.

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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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