Last week Matt from Pump Aid came all the way down to sunny Cornwall for a fantastic ‘Lunch & Learn’ with the Frugi team.
He gave a fantastic presentation on Pump Aid’s work in Malawi and showed us the progress they are making on the Pre-school project that you, our amazing customers, are supporting through our Little clothes BIG change project.
Every time you buy something from Frugi you help support Pump Aid in their work, it’s so lovely to see that our donations are already making a positive difference to the lives of children. 🙂
Pump Aid work on a variety of programmes that provide clean water, sanitation and hygiene in rural and urban areas of Malawi. In some cases, they directly deliver the work through building pumps and latrines and in others they help establish small businesses to do it instead.
Here’s the pre-school that Pump Aid are currently working in with support from Frugi’s customers. It’s called ‘My Journey’ and is located in Blantyre District in the South of Malawi. As you can see it’s a fairly basic building where just over 100 children spend around half their day. This pre-school is actually of quite a high standard compared to some of the others available. It has a proper roof and walls for a start which is fantastic but no clean water or toilets.
Work so far…
Initially Pump Aid worked closely with the local government to identify a Pre-school most in need. Once identified, they then worked with caregivers and the local community to review the best place for the pump to go.