As part of its work to provide climate resilient water and sanitation services to poor communities, CRIDF has supported the implementation of three border posts at the border towns of Mwami, Chanida and Mchinji.
Mwami Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS)
The Mwami border post is on the Zambian side of the Zambia (Mwami border) and Malawi Border. The Mwami WSS project aims to provide a reliable, equitable and climate-proof source of water to the border community and to improve access to sanitation facilities for both the poor community and cross-border traders. Work comprises the provision of three new boreholes with two submersible pumps, a bulk water supply pipeline, a 254 m3 water reservoir, three stand-alone kiosks, two ablution blocks combined with kiosks (with onsite sewage treatment) and a 1 km 33 kV power line. The project is set to benefit a projected population of over 2,200 people by 2025, including over 200 travellers per day at the border.
Watch our short documentary to find out more about the impacts of CRIDF interventions in Mwami.