First Phase of Water Project Complete

Mawa, Indonesia


The Mawa Village has never had access to water in their village before.  For decades, they have had to either hike 30 minutes to a spring to do their washing or gather water for cooking.  During dry times, they have had to purchase water from outside. This has led to obvious hygiene-related problems, and also economic problems.  


After several months working with our GHNI team to dig a hole to a water source, build a tank, pipe the water 700 metres to the village, and install the pump; they have finally installed electricity to operate the pump!  This marks the end of the first phase of the Transformational Community Development (TCD) project in Mawa, but it is really just the beginning.  The GHNI team and the village committee will be discussing village problems in a whole new light.  Now that water has arrived, there is a new opportunity for discussions and initiatives in areas of Health and Hygiene, as well as Income Generation and nutrition, since Agriculture with planting and gardening has now become an option.  


The GHNI team is bracing themselves for new potential and positive impact in the community.  They know it will be a long road, but it looks to be heading in the right direction.   


Thank you,



GHNI Partner TCD Worker