Two thirds or about 102 million of the 159 million people still using surface water live in Sub-Saharan Africa and every five seconds one person dies of unsafe water, 83% have no access to water. Seventy-five percent of the world’s poorest countries are located in Africa and 1 out of 4 children do not live up to their fifth birthday. The child mortality is extremely high in Malawi. Malawi is also known as the Death Valley of Malaria due to the lack of access to clean, safe drinking water and the lack of toilet facilities. We learned women walk up to 7 to 10 km to get drinking water, crossing other villages and often got abused, raped and become victims of HIV/AIDS. For the over ten years, we have made it our mission to save lives with dignity and hope. We started building bore-wells in remote villages and we have completed over 250 bore-wells, 350 homes, 150 toilets-shower stations to stop open defecation diseases like typhoid and malaria. We started over 65 long term self-sustainable projects to EmPOWER women and make them financially stable with sewing classes, eco soap, eco stoves, eco reusable sanitary pads, live stocks, and vegetable gardens, and awareness and trainings sessions for women & children on hygiene, disease control, HIV/AIDs/ early marriage/divorce/social stigmas.
We are building a brick and mortar community center will to include a medical clinic, a women’s empowerment center, and an orphan center with a playground on 2.5 acres of land in this village from where the closest clinic today is 20 kilometers away. Many people struggle to reach medical aid medical aid when they fall ill and face death from minor infections due to the lack of medical resources. This community center will to impact the quality of life for humanity, the goal of Our AIM Foundation is build 25 of these community centers in remote villages where to empower women, orphans. Each community center serves 35 villages impacting 50 to 75,000 villagers with clinics, orphan learning center, and women EmPOWER center, playground, with bore -wells and toilets and shower stations.