Lilongwe Water Board

Using mobile technology to bring innovative payment

Grantee Details

Name of project: eMadzi – Using mobile technology to bring innovative payment solutions to peri-urban water supply in Malawi
Project location: Malawi
Type of grant: Utility Partnership
Grant awarded: September 2015
Partners: SeeSaw

The project is about development of an alternative water payment solution for communal water points in peri-urban areas using mobile money. Use of water codes purchased through mobile money will enable water users to access water 24/7. Elimination of an intermediate water seller will lead to a reduction in water cost by 64%.


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“We are of the view that the whole community will benefit as a result of reduced water price due to roll out of those automatic vending devices.” – Village Headman Mitengo of Area 22