BASEflow is an award-winning Malawian social enterprise, founded in 2017, that is working to improve the sustainability of groundwater sources in rural Malawi. BASEflow is legally registered in Malawi with NGO Board (registration number NGO/L/18/054) and CONGOMA (registration number C1150/2018).
An estimated 11.5 million Malawians access groundwater, through handpumps, for drinking and small-scale agriculture – making it the primary source of safe drinking water for rural populations. However, almost 1/3 of water points are non-functional at any one time which diminishes safe water access resulting in a domino effect of increased risk of contracting water-borne diseases, productivity losses, and wasted water supply investments which we estimate to be at US$ 54 million for handpumps alone.
This has to change!