Bringing clean water to the community
In rural Africa, 19% of women spend more than one hour on each trip to fetch water, an exhausting and often dangerous chore that robs them of the chance to work and learn. Dirty water, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene habits play a major role in child mortality.
In order to combat these challenges, Malaika partnered with Voss Foundation and the ‘Give a Drop’ collaboration between Project Clean Water (founded by recording artist Jewel) and Virgin United to build a well for the School. Upon completion, it served as the only clean water well in the village. Through the partnership, we were able to build five more wells for the community.
In addition, a seventh well, funded by Vinmart Foundation, was built at the Kalebuka Football for Hope Center.
Having access to clean water in the village has helped decrease the number of cases of cholera, diarrhea and other illness. Our seven wells have a direct and beneficial impact on over 14,000 people a year!