Diarrhea is one of the top ten causes of hospital admissions and deaths in Malawi, and is caused largely by low access to clean water.
International development has been largely focused on implementation projects and technical innovations. Without service in place to support these projects, social development is not sustainable.
By complementing innovation with collaboration, EWB’s Water and Sanitation Venture team developed sustainable practices to ensure continued access to safe drinking water in Malawi. The team initiated stakeholder coordination by creating a committee responsible for regulating and maintaining resources. The formed committee was able to perform over 60 water repairs and collect 200 kwachas for maintenance activities.
EWB’s Water and Sanitation Venture has bettered and saved thousands of lives by complementing innovation with collaboration to ensure long-lasting change.