Charity: Water Donates $128,000 for Malwai Projects
Charity: water has granted Water For People, a non-profit international development organization, $128,000 to support its programs in the rural district of Chikwawa, Malawi.
The funding will help 12 communities, one health clinic and one school to gain access to sustainable water, sanitation, and health and hygiene education that will help save lives and improve the quality of life for thousands of individuals.
Charity: water, a non-profit organization that gives 100 percent of the money it raises to fund direct project costs for sustainable clean water solutions in areas of greatest need, has supported Water For People’s work in Malawi since 2007. Scott Harrison, charity: water founder and president said, “What excites charity: water about this project is Water For People’s innovative 'sanitation as business' model. Water for People has been creative in bringing a demand-driven approach to the water and sanitation sector. Their innovation and market-driven approaches are what this sector needs.”
Much of Water For People’s work in Malawi focuses specifically on rural communities where over half the population lives without access to safe water and proper sanitation. The overall goal of Water For People -- Malawi is to improve health outcomes by increasing access to water and sanitation facilities, creating incentives for positive hygiene behavior change (use of facilities and improved hygiene practices), and developing financial models for sustainable long-term sanitation development. In order to accomplish these goals in Chikwawa, Water For People – Malawi staff work closely with the Chikwawa District Assembly and Freshwater Project, a local nongovernmental organization whose mission is to provide clean water and sanitation services to disadvantaged rural communities of Malawi.