Dowa district malawi: Meet Maggie
Introducing Maggie Paul, who began her journey as an area mechanic at 32 years old in Dowa District, Malawi.
Previously, Maggie was on the water point committee for her home village, but she saw the opportunity to become a pump mechanic in Dowa, District as a way to do more for her local community.
She enrolled with Pump Aid’s 24 month training programme, through which she learned the technical skills required to install, repair and maintain a variety of water points including household, afridev and irrigation pumps. She also learnt basic sales, marketing and book-keeping, which equipped her with the skills to run a small but successful business offering vital water products and services.
“I see hope of a brighter future with the knowledge and expertise I have acquired from this training because we have learnt to take this work of area mechanic as a business.” Maggie
Maggie now maintains water points across 30 villages in the Dowa district, Malawi. She ensures clean water for all the residents whilst securing her own livelihood.
You can support Pump Aid to train up more entrepreneurs just like Maggie in Dowa district by donating to the fundraiser in memory of Janet Alexander here.
This initiative is developing a sustainable network of water provision, training and maintenance infrastructure in Malawi, and our Dowa Project web page will provide regular updates of the entrepreneurs and the communities where pumps have been repaired.