4 MILLION MALAWIANS LACK ACCESS TO SAFE DRINKING WATER

The video shows Zebunissa (Nanze's Director of Development) with local women at the inaugural celebration of a borehole in the village Salima. 

 

SOURCES:
http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/monitoring/water.pdf
http://www.unicef.org/eapro/JMP-2010Final.pdf 
http://www.usaid.gov/news-information/fact-sheets/usaid-malawi-water-sanitation-and-hygiene-fact-sheet-2012-13
http://www.unicef.org/wash/
http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/sanitation.shtml
http://www.usaid.gov/news-information/fact-sheets/usaid-malawi-water-sanitation-and-hygiene-fact-sheet-2012-13
http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/endopendefecation.shtml
http://www.infrastructureafrica.org/key-msg/sector/today-third-africans-still-practice-open-defecation-and-half-rely-traditional-latrine
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs330/en/
http://www.aho.afro.who.int/profiles_information/index.php/Malawi:Analytical_summary_-_Health_Status_and_Trends
http://www.blueplanetnetwork

 

THE HARD TRUTH

4,000,000 Malawians lack adequate access to safe drinking water

6% Number of Malawians that have access to improved sanitation

18% Number of infant deaths caused by waterborne diseases

19% Number of Malawians who defecate openly

WATER
Lack of access to clean potable water in Malawi is a life-threatening problem. Although almost 33% of the country is comprised of a fresh water lake, Malawians lack access to fresh clean drinking water. Lack of sanitation, excessive water waste, and continued soil erosion due to the wanton deforestation,  has led to massive water shortages.