The Villages of the Matata Swamp need clean water


Interview with Matata community member

Improving the lives of vulnerable children

Women walk miles every day to gather clean water from this swamp. The water is contaminated and causes disabilities, diseases and death.

7 out of 10 people visiting the health clinic have typhoid.

Four clean water wells distributed in the region are needed to meet the needs for the thousands of people living in this area.

For a donation of $ 6,000, you or your organization could sponsor a well in Matata. Thousands of people are living around the Matata swamp. The people have identified 4 locations for clean water wells which could be accessed by all of the families living around this large area. These 4 sites for wells are strategically positioned to reduce the amount of time to collect water every day. 

Clean water not only reduces disability and death, but it reduces gender based violence, increases the time to tend to agriculture for improved nutrition, increases the time that children can attend school, and increases the time that parents can spend with their children. 

Clean water transforms a village in amazing ways! We reached our goal of securing funding for 2 wells in 2018! We plan to complete the Matata Wells project in 2019 and drill the additional wells. 

We are almost there!