800 households protected against waterborne diseases

Water For People

About 800 households in the Traditional Authority Makhuwira in Malawi’s southern district of Chikhwawa are experiencing a lease of their lives following the construction of about 113 boreholes which has helped drastically reduce the rate of diarrhea and cholera, thanks to the Water and Sanitation Project run by the international non governmental organisation (NGO) Water For People. Statistics show that before the introduction of the project in 2008, the attack rate of diarrhea was at 0.2 percent which is the highest by world standards but now it has significantly reduced 0.007.

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