Boreholes in Malawi
The Malawi Borehole Rehabilitation programme provides much needed safe drinking water to communities in Malawi’s Dowa and Kasungu districts by repairing damaged boreholes and drilling new holes. Through the project, the boreholes are maintained and the quality of the water is checked on a regular basis. Previously, local people typically used wood fuel on inefficient three-stone fires to purify water for drinking. By gaining accessing to safe water, families can reduce their household consumption of firewood, thereby lowering the risk of contracting respiratory diseases linked to inhaling smoky fumes. The project will have saved 70,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions by 2019.