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A Well

10th June 2018: Strange as it may seem this is one of the better local wells. We replaced it with a new well and pump for about 240 people. BUT in real terms this is how millions of people in Malawi cope. Sickness most of the time. We install about...

Pump Servicing

28th May 2018: The single biggest issue with water in Sub-Saharan Africa in the lack of maintenance, where pumps are installed and no one returns to see if its still functioning all day everyday. For the last month we have initiated a programme of phoning and by...

A Well Cover

26th May 2018: As part of our Pump Servicing programme we come across the odd unusual problem. Here someone tried to steal the well cover and broke it in the process. It's amazing how many issues we have as a result of theft, considering that all a community...

Lusungu

22nd May 2018: This is Lusungu, one of our Girl Child Students who completed her MSCE last year and qualified for the prestigious University, Chancery College. But sadly as an orphan with no one in the world, she doesn't have fees. We have employed her since her...

Bishop’s Pump

16th March 2018: Rose Reported:   [vc_column_text el_class="indent-message"] Boss, We went to the Bishop's  with Alfred and Benjamin for two reasons: to measure the well dug to find 21 metres deep. Next week we will install one of our pumps to see how it works at 21 meters Secondly I went to...

Upskilling

9th March 2018: It is our intention that ALL our staff learn to type and learn about the basics on Word, Excel and emailing. Here are Prominence and Fatima updating the pump installation database. Regularly when people come looking for jobs we offer them a chance to learn...

pump for 122 Families

25th February, 2018: They have never thought of having a pump in the village. People have been drinking unsafe water from open wells and rivers for many years. This time WfZ team have installed a pump in the village, so many people are happy and thankful for the...

Lazaro new pump

24th February, 2018: Open wells are sources of water in this area. People drink unsafe water from this source. This causes them to be suffering from waterborne diseases like diarrhoea. Now people are extremely happy for the donation of clean and safe water. The other problem is that,...

Introduction to a new area

23rd February 2018: A report from Miriam, Head of Preschools   [vc_column_text el_class="indent-message"] PEOPLE  PRESENT: Senior GVH Mkumbira, Kamwadi CBO members, Mbanase CBO,  Parents, caregivers, youths, and Wells for Zoë team leaders in Forestry, Water and Preschools. INTRODUCTION Mbanase CBO started in 1995 with the main aim to assist the people with HIV...

Water Smiles Miles from everywhere

20th February, 2018: A river and open wells were sources of water in this area for many years. People have been suffering from waterborne diseases for so long due to drinking of unsafe water. Now as WfZ team have installed a pump in the area, many people were...

250 Families out of Danger

20th February, 2018: This is not a new area for WfZ to install pumps. The area is very big and they have few pumps  so they are  still more digging more wells so that we can fix pumps for them. This will help them for everyone to be drinking...

Communities driving their own development

It now seems like a lifetime ago since we took a crazy decision to try and do something about the state of clean water for the poorest, in Malawi, in 2005. We thought that maybe 50 pumps would relieve our shame at the attempts of the...