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Planting a million trees

20th June 2018 They call it Mphompha Forest tree planting Programme under Wells for Zoë. On the right distributing seeds and potting tubes in a unique man Golden Mlowoka Chirwa, who is the father of Adamson, apple tree expert and leader on our farms in Lusangazi. This is...

Buying Maize

18th June 2018: This is the start of the Maize selling season, so Florence is out trying to buy 60 sacks of maize for the Girl Child Project. The early sacks cost 4500 each but I think today's price may be 6,500. The feeling is that maize may...

Mother and Daughter

17th June 2018: She arrived one morning more or less left on our doorstep, lost but determined. Cecelia had no address to go to and no money. She had no phone and an incorrect phone number. Rose our leader in Malawi decided to take her in and became...

All 42 Girls finish Secondary School

16th June 2018: Last week the head of our Girl Child Project Florence asked me what I thought of having a celebration for 42 of our girls who were now departing to do their final Secondary School exam. She advised that she would not spend a lot...

The Great Build Oath:

Oath for Good – The Great Build

13th June 2018: In a World where helping people has become Big Business with CEO's and employees, in plush offices, making big salaries with new cars, expense accounts, first class travel and only the best, it's rare to find helping organisation who have no overheads or...

Preschools

12th June 2018: Very early in our life in Malawi we discovered that clean water was the first need in every village. But strangely (maybe for us) preschools was always second on the list rural Malawian people value, as my parents did in Roscommon all these years...

Corn

11th June 2018: At this time of year the maize has ripened and dried in most areas. Here are Angelina and Maggie shelling the corn cobs to produce maize seeds These will later be shelled and ground to a fine flour which is the main staple diet for...

A Well

10th June 2018: Strange as it may seem this is one of the better local wells. We replaced it with a new well and pump for about 240 people. BUT in real terms this is how millions of people in Malawi cope. Sickness most of the time. We install about...

Diet

9th June 2018: Feeding all our girls is a big job. The diet is simple Nsima: a boiled maize flour almost 100% carbohydrate Tomato and Cabbage relish And either beans or small fish Regularly it is their main meal for a day or two. Not much of a choice, but hunger is...

Counting tree seeds

Our plan this year is to plant 1 million pine trees for forestry regeneration, Eucalyptus for poles for a quick return for the poorest and then some firewood trees, fruit trees and nitrogen fixing trees as well. Our big first task was to locate the pines...

Preschool Rollout

6th June 2018: PRESCHOOL  VISITATION FONCO PRESCHOOL Number of children present: 35 Caregivers: 2 This is a community preschool which started in 2009. They have never had any workshop or training from the Government or anyone else until Wells for Zoë helped them with phase 1 and 2 workshop which...

Tree Seeds

5th June 2018: Here are Angelina and Maggie drying and selecting pine seeds in our little greenhouse at the Centre for Learning. Our plan is to have 1 million trees growing next season. It's a pretty enormous task considering that with most of the forests cut down,...