Water & Sanitation

About 20% of Malawians don’t have basic water supply services. That is 4.5 million people. Even those who do have access to water must walk two kilometers to fetch it and carry it home. Most often this responsibility falls onto women and girls. 

Only about 6% of the population has access to improved sanitation facilities. Almost all children suffer complications from water-borne illnesses like diarrhea.

Orant’s Water Program:

  • drills and repairs wells 
  • runs community sanitation campaigns
  • delivers health education
  • trains communities in water treatment  
  • builds latrines and menstrual hygiene facilities 

Orant’s Water & Sanitation Program is nationally recognized. We are part of WESNET (Water Environmental Sanitation Network) and have contributed to developing national water and sanitation policies.

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COVID-19 Prevention in Malawi

Orant has been working with local stakeholders to fight coronavirus since before the first cases arrived in the country.

Our staff has undergone COVID-19 prevention training. We have supplied 25 trading posts, churches, and other public meeting places with: 

  • hand-washing facilities 
  • training to care for the facilities
  • cleaning chemicals

We have provided over 22,000 people with face masks. 

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