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Vibrant Village Foundation works in the Central Region of Malawi where residents are learning to adapt to the effects of climate change that threaten their livelihoods. We work with three partners to improve the health and wellbeing of families in this agricultural and pastoral region of southern Africa.

In the village of Kang’oma, near the capital Lilongwe, we partner with local non-profit, Global Hope Mobilization, to upgrade the conditions of a local primary school, improve the health and hygiene of students and teachers and increase school attendance year-round. 

In the nearby Mchinji District, we partner with UK-based Pump Aid to provide access to safe water in 20 communities. In these projects, Pump Aid promotes the use of a low-cost, easily maintained rope and washer pump, which is well suited to rural communities.

In the southern region of Malawi we work with Action for Environmental Sustainability (AFES) in four villages in the Kumponda Community. With Vibrant Village support, AFES will repair water systems and build local capacity to maintain the infrastructure over the long-term. 

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Village of Kang'oma, Malawi
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The teachers and administrators at Kang’oma Primary School approached our partner, Global Hope Mobilization, with the borehole and latrine project proposal.
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Mchinji District, Malawi
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Vibrant Village Foundation is partnering with Pump Aid to build rope and washer pumps to provide access to safe water in 20 communities, which will impact approximately 2,400 people.
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Blantyre District, Malawi
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With support from Vibrant Village, AFES will repair four wells, train 18 local mechanics and establish an oversight committee to ensure the functioning of these water systems over the long term.
PROJECT IMPACTS
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Medicine: 

Conduct 24 community health talks on disease prevention and treatment

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Borehole dug to provide clean water for 2,400 students and nearby community members

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Train 1,400 women in a self-help group approach, business management, savings, social cohesion, and entrepreneurship 

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