The CCAP SMART Centres encourages Self-supply; being water sources for and paid by families, but also train the local private sector in installation and repairs of new and existing communal water supply.
Some 4 Million people in Malawi do not have an improved water sources an 7 million do not have sanitation. Especially in rural Malawi numbers are increasing due to fast population growth. Climate change is affecting rain patterns and thus food production. Innovation in technology and approach is needed to decrease cost and increase sustainability of water and sanitation. The SMART Centre in Malawi can solve local problems, offer business support services and so build up supply chains of market based products.