Malawi Water Irrigation Projects

Your Donation

Pack 1: Just £35 Will SUSTAIN 1 Person for LIFE with Food, Water and an Income

Our Impact

So far we have built 64 irrigation schemes
This benefits approximately 60,000 people
Located mainly in the southern regions of Malawi

The Prophet, may the mercy and blessings of God be upon him, said:

The best form of charity is giving someone water.

(An-Nasaa’1, Ibn Maajah, Ahmad)

Water is Water Irrigation?

Water irrigation schemes supply an abundance of water to a village. This is enough to provide the foundation for the growing of staple crops, introduction of new high earning crops, fruit farms, honey farms, fish farming, cattle rearing and market days. All this can be achieved by giving them access to water.

Malawi is one of Africa’s most densely populated places in the world and least developed countries. Most people here live in the tropical countryside where water is scarce. As a result, many women and children spend hours of their day walking to collect it.

There are many methods of sourcing and provisioning water to rural areas. Following Drop of Compassion’s extensive research into this area, we are focusing on irrigation projects as the method aligns with our ethos of providing long term sustainable solutions.

Our irrigation projects provide beneficiaries with more than just clean drinking water as they will also support the growth of crops, helping the people to be self sufficient.

Water Irrigation is the diversion of an existing clean running water source which is perennial (i.e. permanent like a river). This water flows to and through a village by means of building canals and waterways.

The irrigation scheme supplies an abundance of water to a village. This is enough to provide the foundation for the growing of staple crops, introduction of new high earning crops, fruit farms, honey farms, fish farming, cattle rearing and market days.

The accessibility of water and extra income earned enables more time for education, social and family life. We aim to lead the way with our innovative approach and not only reduce the time lost in gathering water but build upon these schemes for a fully integrated community.

We work with the local community on the project programs and training. So they are involved in the development and construction of the scheme from the start. This ensures they appreciate the project and not just feel as if they have had a free handout. This training also gives them the necessary skills to maintain it for the future.

‘‘Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”

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