Kapeni Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Project
Project Launch: 4-20-22
Led by Edwin Chiona, a YALI- RLC alumnus, Chinansungwi Relief Hand Organization (CHIREHO) will facilitate the rehabilitation of a borehole that has been non-functional for six months in Cedrick Village, Traditional Authority Kapeni, Blantyre. The rehabilitated borehole will help in reducing overcrowding at the only functional borehole in the community which serves about 3,000 people. Additionally, community members will experience reduced distance to the nearest borehole from 3-4 km to less than 1 km. Lastly, the project is expected to reduce water borne disease caused by uptake of unprotected water sources in the area
Project Update: 7-30-22
The maintenance of a non-functional borehole at Kapeni in Blantyre has been completed in a record project completion time of under 25 days. Using $1,000.00 grants funds, Chinansungwi Relief Hand Organization bought spare parts and facilitated the training of three water committee members and three sanitation committee members. The rehabilitation of the borehole has restored water supply to 1000 residents from the area.