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Did you know that 13 years ago, 7 out of every 10 people in the country of Malawi had access to clean water? In 2016, that number is now 9 out of 10. 90 percent of Malawians have enough safe water for all their daily needs! The progress we’ve made in just the last 13 years has been remarkable!
But, that number is less than 100%, so there is still work to be done. We want to end 2016 by bringing clean water to Vimphere, a rural region in Malawi.
Esnart currently lives in Vimphere with her 1-year-old son, Jafali. She gets up at 3 a.m. every morning to visit the muddy pit that serves as the water source for her community. When the water hole is not completely dry, Esnart treks there up to four times a day in order to procure enough water for her family’s needs.
Just by drilling one borehole in Vimphere, we can provide clean water to 1,000 people! Not only will Esnart be able to provide fresh water for Jafali, but that water will also provide her with economic opportunities. Esnart works on some of the local farms, and clean water will help these farms produce more crops for her to harvest and sell.
This holiday season, you can help build a borehole so that Esnart, Jafali and other members of their community will have access to clean water, a resource we often take for granted. Just $21.66 will fund 1 foot of drilling, $49.98 will provide 3 feet of well casing, and $99.96 will pay for 6 feet of well casing. If we all work together, we can ensure that Vimphere has safe, clean water for many years to come.
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