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People Impacted

1,640

Malichela Village

Projected Completed Date

12/25/2022

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Malichela Village, home to 1,864 people and remotely located in Chamwino, Tanzania. The entire community was living without access to clean water. Women and young girls walked 3km multiple times a day to collect water from a contaminated small open wells. The water source runs dry in the dry season, forcing the community to wait for hours or search for other water sources. Consuming the water from the existing water sources causes waterborne illnesses including typhoid . With the generous support from Water4Mercy, Diana & Kerry Helinger, on December 25, 2022, Innovation: Africa installed a solar water pumping system in Malichela Village, significantly improving the lives of Malichela Village’s population. Children have returned to school to receive an education. Women are growing gardens, providing food security and cooking safely. Families are washing their hands, improving general sanitation and thus becoming healthier. We now see a community developing, growing and enjoying increased opportunity. 

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