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.

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We build on the success of past programmes and scale them up to reach even more people with water and sanitation services that last.

Learn the facts

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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