Water Wells Project

The Need

In developing countries, around 80% of diseases are waterborne. In Malawi, over 40,000 people die every year from unclean water and unsanitary conditions. Wells are limited and widely separated. More than 90% of well water used for drinking, bathing and laundry needs to be carried 1-3 miles.

 

The Project

The original 2014-15 Plan was to install 9 Wells in the 11 Villages at a cost of $7,000/Well. The Plan of 9 Wells was predicated upon access within 15 minutes.

As of 2017-18 Budget, 5 Wells have been installed with an increase in price to $11,000 (+36%) due primarily to unanticipated requirement for deeper Wells in the remaining remote Villages.

Due to the 10% loss of lives from dirty water where Wells do not exist, the Plan is to continue installation of these remaining Wells.

Your Contribution is deeply needed!

  • Annual Goal: $11,000 10%
Completed pig hostel

One of the first completed water wells

Pig hostel interior

Completed water well 2015

New fencing going in for the pig hostel

Construction of water well, Dec. 2017

Constructing a new water well

Ready to start digging the bore hole

Constructing a new water well

Digging the bore hole

Constructing a new water well

Kids watching the digging.

Constructing a new water well

Hooray!  Water found.

Constructing a new water well

Lowering pipes, cable, pump.

Constructing a new water well

Testing for water pumped per minute.

Constructing a new water well

Digging trench for cable, conduit, water pipes from borehole to water tank (about 265 feet).

Constructing a new water well

Final construction of water pump.

Constructing a new water well

Completed well.

Holy Family Parish
Malawi Ministry

7045 120th Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98033

(425) 885-9028
Chair: Sharon Bastisini
sharon.sundance@gmail.com