The project was funded by the Government of Japan from 2011 through another organization but it has just been completed this year by Gift of the Givers Foundation upon request by the Embassy of Japan. The Japanese Ambassador to Malawi, His Excellency Shuichiro Nishioka was the Guest of Honour. The function was attended by government officials including the District Commissioner of Chikwawa.
Gift of the Givers, in partnership with the Government of Japan through its Embassy in Lilongwe, sunk 23 boreholes in 18 villages in Balaka District. The programme has benefitted over 13,000 households.
The State President of the Republic of Malawi, Dr. Joyce Banda officially handed over the boreholes to the people of Balaka District on behalf of the two organizations.
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