Water Works: Well Rehabilitation in Malawi Almost Complete


As we celebrate World Water Day on March 22nd, it is a poignant reminder of the importance of clean water and the urgent need for initiatives to address water scarcity on a global scale.

Clean water is more than a necessity—it’s a fundamental human right. Unfortunately, too many people still lack access to safe and sanitary water sources essential for drinking, sanitation, hygiene, agriculture, industry, and other aspects of daily life that many of us may take for granted.

At Trundl, we take this cause seriously. That’s why we partnered with charity: water and are thrilled to share the 12-month update about progress in Malawi.

Water-Powered Progress

Malawi is one of Africa’s most densely populated and least-developed countries. Most people live in rural areas and the journey for water requires long, dangerous treks under the scorching sun. This burden falls disproportionately on women and children, who spend hours each day walking to collect this precious resource.


Nestled in the southeast region of Malawi, the Chikhwawa and Chiradzulu districts were recently struck by droughts and floods that destroyed already under-developed water, sanitation, and hygiene infrastructure, impacting access to clean drinking water. In fact, Chikhwawa is one of the poorest districts in the county and resides along a drought and flood-prone area of the Lower Shire River.

Turning the Tide

Soon women and children in the Chikhwawa and Chiradzulu districts will no longer trudge for miles in the hot sun to fetch water. Thanks to the hard work of local organizations and communities working in partnership with charity: water, construction is nearly complete on the well rehabilitation to bring clean, reliable water to a community in Malawi. The impact will be profound, transforming not only access to water but also the lives of the people it serves.

Beyond the immediate improvement in water availability, this well holds the power to create a ripple effect of positive changes in health, education, economic opportunities, and overall community prosperity.

It has been an honor to work with charity: water in support of the people of Malawi, and we are thrilled that the rehabilitation of the Trundl-sponsored well is almost complete! The progress charity: water has achieved in conjunction with their local partners at WFP Malawi over the past 12-months has been remarkable.

Water Point Committee members Emmanuel and Ephride shared what a new water system will mean to their community:

To ensure stability and encourage community involvement, Water Point Committees and Water User Associations with equal gender representation manage the local water resources. Additionally, there is a program to identify and train local mechanics interested in stocking spare parts. These entrepreneurs sustain the distribution chain and minimize downtime spent repairing broken hand pumps to ensure continuous access to clean water within the community.

Watering Success

The real impact of charity: water’s work extends beyond the tangible benefits of clean water. It is about human rights and dignity, empowering communities, and creating sustainable development from within. By partnering with local organizations, charity: water is helping to generate a more equitable future for the people of Malawi.

On World Water Day, we celebrate the exceptional progress made possible through initiatives like charity: water’s community-driven water systems in Malawi and give thanks to those involved.

Join us in our mission to bring clean, sustainable water to every person on the planet, one drop at a time. Together, we can make a world where clean water is not a luxury but a basic human right.

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