Rotary District 6560 and the Indianapolis NE Rotary Club provide $2914 through 2006-2007 District Simplified Grant for Well in Blantyre, Malawi that serves 1500 people.

Posted April 20, 2007

LifeNets

Through Indianapolis NE Rotarian Victor Kubik and LifeNets, District 6560 supplied $1914 and the the Indianapolis NE Club added an additional $1000 for drilling a borehole in Blantyre, Malawi to supply the water needs of the community.

Victor and Beverly Kubik visited the well project on October 4, 2006.  Bev writes in the December 1, 2006 LifeLines, LifeNets Newsletter:

 

"We visited the new borehole, or well. Water is life. A young lady, daughter in the family where the well was drilled, told us how she walked about one mile each way to collect water for the family. She did this four times each day, uphill and downhill, carrying a five gallon bucket on her head. Itís a necessary chore done by the women every day. Can you imagine how much it means to have water available out your back door? This well also makes water available to about 1,500 people in the immediate neighborhood. It is customary to charge a small monthly sum to draw water at the well and this family now has a small, steady income, something it has not had for about five years. We thank our Central Indiana District Rotary Clubs for providing the financing for this well."

 

 

Indianapolis NE Rotary President Bob Danielson (left)
presents Victor Kubik $2914 check on August 23, 2006 for LifeNets well in Blantyre, Malawi that serves 1500 people with drinking water.

A hum of activity all day long as this well provides water for 1500 people

Rotarian Victor Kubik by the well on October 4, 2006   

Line of people waiting for water --  some will carry it two miles

Buckets are constantly being filled.

Bev Kubik, James Mapinda and Bill Jahns

 

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Various ones take turns in pumping water into 5 gallon vessels

Carrying the water to their homes

The well is on the property of James Mapinda

The James Mapinda family