Phase Zero: Solar Irrigation Schemes
Uplifting existing community collectives
80% of Malawian families are farmers, yet each year annual harvests are at risk. Moving Windmills supports community irrigation schemes using solar-powered submersible pumps and drip irrigation kits in Kasungu. These ventures support multiple annual harvests, increased crop yields, and greater economic stability.
Phase Zero will provide six communities with village-wide impact. These drip irrigation systems will allow 15-20 families per village to collectively farm two or three times per year, increasing their financial security and reducing reliance on ever-changing seasonal rains.
Our Phase Zero philosophy is to empower existing community initiatives with new value and additional inputs, the community irrigation schemes do just this by rewarding existing efforts and providing for more secure lives.