In October last we took on this new area, Rhumpi, in Malawi’s Northern Region after outbreaks of cholera had taken many lives earlier in the year. This is the area of the Tumbuka people, who have tried for years, they say, to get adequate clean water but neither the Government or NGO’s helped. A representative of the King of the Tumbuka nation talked to our people about providing clean water to 8,500 families and of course we got to work almost immediately, because that’s what we do. The visit this week brings another 12 pumps to an area where women and girls were travelling long distances to a water source of dubious quality. For less than 1 EURO per person we have solved their problem; less than the price of a bottle of water in Ireland. This pump is technically appropriate in that if it develops a problem the women will be able to fix it. Installed on World Water Day, we applaud our amazing donors and our equally amazing Malawian workers who manufacture and install this great little hand pump, mainly with products manufactured in Malawi.
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