We are a registered NGO in Malawi known as People Serving Girls At Risk. We are governed by a Board of Trustees. We work in rural areas often neglected by authorities. We work to empower women and children to fight poverty. We undertake programs that address underlying causes of poverty. Lack of clean water is one such underlying cause. We drill new boreholes to provide clean water to communities that have never had such water sources before. We repair broken handpumps in schools and communities. We help communities build concrete slabs and rings around their shall wells in order to protect the wells from run-off water. We build pit latrines in schools to improve sanitation. We undertake hygiene education in schools and villages to promote health communities.
The impact of these efforts is overwhelming: school dropout rates related to lack of water and sanitation has tremendously reduced from 35% to around only 2%; Cases of violence against women have reduced from 66% to 15%; Household economic income has improved; etc
However, our efforts are hampered by lack of resources including funds. Afridev hand pumps require periodic servicing to replace seals, rod centralizers, bearings, cups, etc. A small malfunction or breakdown has far-reaching negative impacts, where we have cholera and other water-borne related infections.
We are looking for potential partners to work with us either on short term or long term. We have 55 Afridev hand pumps needing immediate servicing. This is about US$10, 000 required.