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Class at Enyezini school outside

Enyezini school, Mzuzu

We had arrived. An hour off the beaten track from Mzuzu, and down a dusty and orange scorched road, the red brick classrooms of the Enyezini community school came into sight. The classrooms were well over capacity with boys and girls of equal potential, but with...

Florence, head of our Girl Child Project

3rd October 2017: I first saw Florence in action at a community meeting where we were discussing the establishment of a preschool and said to myself: What an amazing woman! She had the confidence to direct the chief and the village head people in a way that...

Women will have time to plant crops now

29th September 2017: The chief is thanking W4z for assisting his people in the village with clean and safe water. Women were walking long distances to fetch clean and safe water. Now that they have a pump in the village, they are very thankful. Now women can do...

A long journey to explain ourselves?

28th September 2017: from Harisen and Christopher The picture shows from right: Christopher, Harisen and  Vitumbiku Today we left at 5.30am and drove the 250km North to Karonga  to attend District Council meeting invited by Lusubiro Community Based Organisation. The purpose of the visit was to introduce ourselves to...

Another Preschool on the move

27th September 2017: Miriam with the preschool group with the bricks in the background. PRESCHOOL VISIT REPORT FROM: Miriam VENUE: Waying preschool PEOPLE PRESENT: Group Village Head Wayinga Singini, caregivers, some committee members, children, and Wells for Zoë team. We visited Wayinga preschool on our way to Mgomphola preschool and we...

Chrissy in the Pump Factory

26th September 2017: This is Chrissy Mkandawire, who works in the pump factory. She was born in 1985, and lives in Habitat and area near the factory outside Luwinga. She lives with her husband Vincent, two children Esnut (standard 4) and Vincent (preschool). Also in her house...

Checking pine tree seedlings

25th September 2017: This is prominence checking the growth of pine tree seedlings on the farm. The plan is to start this project by sowing a few hectares. Each hectare of pine will grow 2,500 trees. Bluegums (Eucalyptus)  are planted out in ridges and will be potted later...

Clean water changes everything

24th September 2017: This is one of the villages where people face a lot of problems, and the major one was water. Now that W4Z have installed a pump in the village, they are very happy and thankful to the donors who have made this possible for assisting...

Girls, Girls, Girls

23rd September 2017: This is part of the new group of almost 250 girls we will support this year, up from 187 last year. We grow carrots on the farm and are trying to introduce them into the diet. They are not so fond of cooked carrots, but...

Small beginnings

22nd September 2017: Since we began this tree planting project, where almost all the trees have been cut down, by Government to sell and export, or by the tobacco industry, we had one question: Why don't you plant trees and the amazing answer everywhere is: "No one...

One of 23 pumps this week. WOW!!

21st September 2017: The villagers of this village are appreciating the work of W4Z. They are poor and  used to walk five or six kilometres in search of  clean and safe water, but now they have a water source of clean and safe water close to them. They...

Girl Child horticulture education

A way out of Slavery for Women and Girls

Women and girls carrying disease ridden water, long distances all day every day on their heads, is modern day slavery. The Zoë pump is causing a quiet revolution against this horrific waste of time and talent which is certainly contributing to the economic disaster, that...