Chinkole Village

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Chinkole chief 

Chinkole Village, on the East Bank of the Shire River in Chikhwawa District, is a community located at the foothills of the Thyolo escarpment adjacent to the Mfera Health Facility.

The community falls under the care of Chief Chinkole (pictured left), who as Group Village Headwoman (GVH) looks after seven villages in total in the Mfera catchment area. As eldest child she inherited the chieftainship from her father who died in 2006. Senior Health Surveillance Assistant (SHSA), Grant Mpemberera, is HSA for the village.

Essential Statistics:

  • Population of 944 people living in 219 households.
  • 54% household coverage for latrines.
  • Community water provision is 1 borehole and 4 gravity fed taps.
  • Location is just off the main East Bank Road next to Mfera health centre and bordering Jimuloja.
  • Committees represented in the community include: VDC (Village Development Committee); Forestry, women’s agricultural group (DAPP); Community Based Childcare Centre; Village Health Committee (VHC); WPC, Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC); Community policing and ASCA bank.

Refer to the Chinkole Village Profile for full details.

Chinkole scene