On Saturday 30th November 2019, Ride for Humanity will be traveling a round trip of 754 miles from Rochdale to Land’s End to raise awareness and money for water projects in Malawi.
Malawi is one of Africa’s most densely populated and least developed countries. Most people live in rural areas where water is scarce. As a result, many women and children spend hours of their day walking to collect it.
Malawi is among the worst hit in the long-running drought in Southern Africa caused by El Nińo. Since 80% of the population is employed in agriculture, the effects of the drought are particularly pervasive.
Kids in Malawi face a high risk of malnutrition and water-related disease before they reach the age of five. Access to clean drinking water and improved sanitation can drastically reduce both risks.
- 17,215,232 national population
- 70.9% live below the poverty line
- 36.58% of rural lack access to water
- 57.44% of rural lack sanitation
(Source – Charity: water)
- 1 in 3 people in Malawi don’t have clean water. (That’s 5.6 million people.)
- More than 3,100 children under 5 die every year. (From diarrhea caused by dirty water and poor sanitation.)
- 9.6 million people don’t have a decent toilet. (That’s more than half of the entire population.)
- 73% of healthcare facilities don’t have access to a sanitation facility.
- 42% of children are stunted.
- Only 25% of schools have improved sanitation services.
(Source – WaterAid)
We are on a mission to locate those who are in need of water and provide them with sustainable solutions. Not only do we want to give them water but we want to allow them to lead the work so they can develop skills and become more self-sufficient. Please donate today and help us change lives.
Please help us support the Malawi Water Appeal by making a donation through our page. The process is fast, easy and secure. Thanks so much for your support! And please don’t forget to send this page to any friends you think might be interested in donating!