Country infoMalawi

Population: 15.91 million (2012)
Per Capita Income: USD 320/year (2012)
Poverty rate*: 51% (2010)
Literacy rate: 75% (2010)
Human Development Index: Index: 170th out of 187 countries in 2012


Malawi has been suffering from a deteriorating political environment since 2010, which has led to a weaker economy after five consecutive years of solid growth. The country is likely to achieve four of eight Millennium Development Goals. Poverty, gender inequality, universal primary education and maternal mortality are unlikely to be met. Over 50% of the country's population lives below the poverty line and a quarter of the population is extremely poor. The country’s social indicators have nevertheless shown some improvements, notably a drop in HIV prevalence from 14% to 11%. Malawi is prone to natural disasters, primarily related to climate variability and change, which weakens its development.

Sources: indexmundi, UNDP, UNICEF, World Bank
*The percentage of the population living below the national poverty line.

Access to water and sanitation
for nursery schools

Pump Aid


The project aims to provide eight Childhood Based Community Centres (CBCCs) in Blantyre district with safe water and improved sanitation, and to promote appropriate hygiene behaviours, in order to improve health in under-fives and the surrounding communities.

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