Phyllis Master at the water pump that provides with water her village, Samati Village, in Liwonde, Machinga District. Less than fifteen meter far the Hippo View Lodge counts with all the facilities for tourist lodging.
The waste of water due to badly fixed screws in this pump makes this place a suitable one for mosquitoes to spread, what also helps spreading malaria. Stagnant waters as well as the rains in the rainy season are major causes for water-borne diseases. Rains sweep the land and take wastes (over all human and animal ones) to the water sources, causing diseases.