KASUNGU (MaraviPost) — World Vision Malawi has set aside over K300 million to roll out a sanitation and hygiene project expected to benefit more than 100, 000 people in Malawi’s central region district of Kasungu.
MaraviPost has learnt that the project essentially seeks to “promote good hygienic practices and increase access to safe drinking water in Muntchenda Greenfield Programme Area,” according to the programme manager Mike Matsimbe.
The beneficiaries, who can be equated to over 20, 000 households, are all from the area of Chief Chulu in the district.
Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world with its citizens surviving on less than a dollar a day, has more than over 25% of its population lacking access to safe drinking water, according to surveys.
In Muntchenda area, where World Vision is rolling out the project, about 64 per cent of the people have no toilets and 51 per cent with no access to safe drinking water.