Malawi has an abundance of water, with around 24,404 km2 flowing through its fertile land. But providing clean water enough for every single citizen is a complex national problem.

in Malawi don't have access to clean water.

That's 5.8 million people.

people don't have a access to a decent toilet.

That's more than half of the entire population.

children die every year.

Caused by dirty water and poor sanitation.

Keeping Children Safe from Cholera

The importance of clean water, decent sanitation and good hygiene is more essential now in Early Childhood Development Centres as Malawi is battling a Cholera outbreak.

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1 in 3 people in the world don't have a decent toilet of their own. 1 in 9 don't have clean water close to home.

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