Pumping up people power for healthier lives

In June, our four year Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) project in Phalombe district, in the Southern Region of Malawi came to an end. Since the project began, we’ve seen a massive 77% decrease in cases of cholera, diarrhoea and dysentery in the area. In light of this big win, we caught up with Maxwell Chiputula, Manager of the project, to reflect on the successes of our unique Civil Society approach.

Menstruation matters: how toilets are keeping girls in school in Malawi

Could you imagine being on your period without access to a toilet or clean water? For 1.25 billion women around the world, this is a reality. It’s a particularly acute problem in Malawi, where 1 million people (6% of the entire population) lack access to any kind of toilet and are forced to relieve themselves in the open. Through our work with local leaders and communities, United Purpose is changing this – and our sanitation projects are vastly improving life for many rural women.