Clean drinking water for orphans in Malawi

What we take for granted is a matter of life and death in Malawi. Drinking water, our No. 1 food, is a luxury good in one of the poorest countries in the world!

STÜWA donates 10.000 Euro for wells to guarantee clean drinking water for orphans in Malawi

What is a matter of course for us decides between life and death in Malawi. Drinking water, our number 1 foodstuff, is a luxury item in one of the poorest countries in the world.

Over there the St. Francis Catholic Primary School and Nursery with 1580 orphans is run on a voluntary basis. Long droughts and hardly any rain lead again and again to crop failure and famine, where many people lose their lives. Many children suffer from malnutrition or are orphaned and the sisters volunteer to look after them. Besides that, there is an acute shortage of electricity. This is strictly limited from day to day so that the waterworks are not in the position to pump the water far enough. Recently, the people in Madisi have been suffering particularly from the water emergency. The majority of the children have no access to drinking water to this day.

In view of the situation the sisters decided to take initiative and the plan was made to have 20 wells drilled, which would be installed in the neighboring villages. The company STÜWA Konrad Stükerjürgen GmbH offered themselves up as a project partner, not only actively supporting the technical coordination of well building materials, but also supporting the project with a financial contribution in the form of a 10,000 Euro donation.

“It was important to us that money was directly transferred to the people who were dependent on our help. Furthermore we also welcome the opportunity to visit the children on-site to convince ourselves of the progress.” Ralf Stükerjürgen. (Managing Partner of STÜWA Konrad Stükerjürgen GmbH).

The sustainability of the well is expected to be guaranteed by, amongst other things, resistant PVC building materials, a solar pump which represents a certain independence from electricity, as well as training courses on-site. This should mean that simple maintenance can be carried out independently on-site.

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