Events like El Nino are set to increase in both number and severity, potentially jeopardising the precarious development in Malawi, it is a regrettable reality that Africa has contributed the least to climate change but is likely to suffer the most. It is estimated that during this decade, between 75 and 250 million people could be exposed to significant water stress caused by increasingly erratic rainfall.
This is the first blog post by our Chairman, Stefan Allesch-Taylor CBE, who thinks the private sector can deliver the new Sustainable Development Goals following our latest work with local entrepreneurs.
Who knew that repairing bicycles could help save lives? We meet Brighton from Gundani Village in Kasungu who tells us how he started his own water pump business.
In the 2nd of our World Water Day stories we meet Doreen, a former volunteer for Gumba hospital who explains how her experience led her to work alongside Pump Aid and help transform the lives of Kwanji village.
“My kids were always late for school because I used to ask them to help me fetch water. But now I am able to prepare my grandchildren on time. I am a living testimony…”
The morning rain has just begun to recede and it’s 1 o’clock in the afternoon as I approach the home of Stephano and Dorothy who have graciously invited me into their home. As I arrive they are gathered inside their small thatched mud house, taking a break from a days work on the farm, and […]
Once finished she plans to start her own sewing business to make sure she can provide the best possible life for her children.
On seeing us arrive an old man approaches us with a spring in his step, “not many people get to wed these days in the village” he whispers. We believe him.
The water is more brown than blue and clearly full of various run off and waste. As the girl vanishes back into her home, a young women approaches me, her name is Maria and she is who I am here to see.
“We can now grow fresh vegetables from our flourishing garden. Time taken to water the garden has been significantly reduced which also means children have more time to do their homework before it gets dark.”