I have recently read somewhere that official figures show Malawi to have 90% water supply coverage, but the reality is far lower than that. I have seen some broken pumps and also drying wells. In the village we were staying the well was so dry that one bucket would be filled and you had to wait for 30 min to fill up a next one.
This can result in to people reaching out for unsafe water, or walking further for water than one should do. Missing on school or falling sick. No one should get sick because the water is too far.
I have seen people walking crazy distances and I saw how bicycle could change ones life (cutting their route half). We biked through Malawi not to just raise money for better health outreach of Malawians, but to understand the daily troubles they go through. I can't say I understand it 100%, but I do have a better understanding and I want to share it with you all. To not only be thankful for what you have but to help if you can. I hope you still can donate your coffee or pocket money to a great cause. Link is in my bio. 'Zikomo' thank you in Chichewa.
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