Partnered with World Vision to install a water well in the village of our foster child Chikondi Mbaluku in Mdunga/Kasiya ADP. Chikond’s village is 164 kms away from the capital city of Lilongwe. . A study showed that before the well was built , only 7% of the population had safe water to drink. 47% of the deaths were attributed to contaminated water.
World Vision did a geotechnical survey to choose the location of the well. The well was drilled to a depth of 45 meters. The pump was installed and the village was trained in how to maintain the system.
Update note: We heard from Chikondi in 2010 that the borehole needed spare parts and repairs. After much emailing back and forth with World Vision, Chikondi informed that “the repairs on the borehole have been done . Now I have all the clean water I need. So I should have to thank you very much for your great effort.”