Malawi WASH project





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Project Description

Region: Africa

Country: Malawi

Location: Sakata

Total Budget: $50,000

Area of Focus: Water, sanitation and hygiene

Fresh water in the remote villages in the Sakata region has been identified as top priority. Clean water to drink, cook, and bath will help deter diseases that can lead to premature death.

The application to TRF will be submitted in May 2021 and hope for approval later in 2021. All contributions will be accepted after approval and work can begin within weeks after the funds have be released. The work should take two years.

The grant will fund the drilling of boreholes, installation of hand pumps, and construction of handwashing stations in five villages that don't have access to clean water. Educating villagers to form water councils, training some to be mechanics, and teaching area leaders how to monitor and evaluate the project are included to sustain the project after the grant is closed. The Blantyre club will handle all financial aspects approving expectendiures. Members will supervise construction, training, M&E activities in the villages, and file reports as required by TRF. The Downers Grove club will review the reports and submit the annual and final reports to TRF.

Primary Host Partner

District: 9210

Rotary Club of: Blantyre

Primary Contact: Chris Chirwa

Email: chrischirwa@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 6450

Rotary Club of: Downers Grove

Primary Contact: Harry McCabe

Email: retire.mac@gmail.com

Project Status

Need $11,000
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Project listed for the 2020-21 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #212273.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





District 9210 DDF





Downers Grove (6450)





Remaining Amount to Raise

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Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.

Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

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