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One Pump, 300 happy people

25th March 2017: Alfred tells me that the team met these villagers a month ago to explain our requirements and procedures and do some training.  No one really believed that they would return, such has been their experience with promises of the past. I hardly need to...

From Cork to Rhumhi with love

21st March 2017: This is another pump in the Rhumpi area. They look happy and are happy to have clean water, close to home for the first time in their lives. They sang to praise God for the gift, and prayed for more pumps in there area...

No more water-borne disease

20th March 2017: Now that our water project in this part of the area is almost complete the Chiefs and villagers are very happy because now they are enjoying clean water, close to home for the first time, ensuring that water borne diseases are a thing...

A dream becomes reality

16th March 2017: It was a dream but now it is a reality, said the Chief, as this well was installed. Here we are with clean water for the first time in our lives and the women no longer have to carry contaminated water long distances. This...

God bless the donors

15th March 2017: This is the first time these villagers have had clean water since they were born. They are so excited and thankful to Wells for Zoe and the donors who help them.   Details District:  Nkhata Bay Area:  Komwankhuku Village:  Chendasi Distance from factory:  48 km Depth of well:  2.7 meters Former water...

The apparent miracle of a few bits of plastic pipe

24th Jan 2017: The whole village is very happy and excited to have clean water for the first time. They are thanking and praying for Wells for Zoë and the donors who are considering the poorest and make it possible. Details District:  Mzimba Area:  Hoho Village:  Damasere Distance from factory: 122...

How unequal is our world?

11th March 2017: Mzimba south where this pump is, have few functioning pumps and from our team’s estimates it looks like 400 pumps will be needed to give people a proper, local supply. You can find many old people unbathed and women and girls rising at 3am...

Deprived

10th March 2017 2017: Alfred reports that this is the most deprived area they have visited. Like many places they had no clean water, but here they have no preschool and it seems that children do not attend school at all. Villagers drink local beer all day and...

Changing lives forever!

9th March 2017 2017: The whole village are so happy now that they have clean water for the first time, like so many villages here. They are also happy for other poor villages who will also have clean water and wish Wells for Zoë a long life!!   Details District:  Mzimba Area: ...

International Women’s Day

8th March 2017: This is a bit of a blast from the past. In June 2016 we had 12 volunteers from Mary I Training College in Limerick with us in Malawi and they certainly made a huge impact on all our projects but especially while working in...

From Cork to Chidembo Moyo

1st March 2016: One of the first wells in an area where 35 are planned. These people are so delighted because they had their well dug quickly   Details District:  Mzimba Area:  Mvakule Village:  Chidembo Moyo Distance from factory:  126 Km Depth of well:  6.2 meters Former water source:  open well Furthest from well:  360 meters Number...

Inaccesible to most

6th March 2017 Many organisations told them to dig wells and they would return with a pump. It never happened. They say they came to us two months ago and now they have the first clean water ever. You bet, they’re happy   Details District:  Nkhata Bay Area:  Pwechi Village:  Vikita Distance from factory:...