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Supporting the Poor and Old

7th July 2017: The fact that we have been welcomed and befriended by the St John of God Community in Mzuzu, has made our work in Malawi possible, over the past twelve years. We have a comfortable home, with all the support we need to keep...

Home Based Care

9th August 2016: Many years ago we built a small health post in Lusangazi where various groups deliver an array of health services to the community. One of my favourites of its function is in helping people living with HIV/AIDS. This group meets once a month to collect their...

We love this little man

14th  Aug 2015: It's great to be able to the little things when you are busy saving the world!! Mary is great at joining the dots.   Fortune’s story: a.  Personal information Name:  Fortune Mwenelupembe Age: 6 Sex: male Date of birth: 6 December 2009 Next of kin:  Catherine Kaunda Address:  Lusangazi T/A: Kampingo Sibande District: Mzimba b....

Bossy Philip

1st September 2014: This is a little man, Alepher sneeks off to see during her lunch break. TODAYS ACTIVITIES DATE:1.09.2014 Home Visit Name: Phillip Manda Age:15 Village: Bulamusaka Challenge: Birth disorder, has shortness of breath, abnormal head and cough Assessment: He has been going to the Hospital but it’s a palliative care and support...

Amaranth

Amaranth

6th March 2014: This is amaranth - called the plant for pregnant women in Northern Zambia. It is very high in iron and helps prevent haemorrhage during childbirth, which is a huge contributor to maternal mortality, which is one of the worst in the world. It grows well...

William at Work

William at work

4th March 2014: This is our pump maker, William. I went with him to a village in Dunduzu to look at some wells which needed new pumps. This one needed a new top so William got into action and mixed the concrete to make the slab. The people...

Greenhouse watering

Greenhouse watering

25th June 2013: This is Chrissie on the Lusangazi Farm. She is a bright, observant girl and in charge of watering, de-suckering and pest control. From her observations on the farm she has initiated a mulching system with tephrosia. She is also in charge of first-aid. She also...

Fortunate

Fortunate

12th June 2013: The little boy is named Fortunate and has Cerebral Palsy. When we eventually discovered him about two months ago, and got medical care for him in St John of God Services, he weighed just 7 kg even though he was four years old. He was starving...

Birthing Centre

Birthing Centre

24th February 2013: Of all the things we have done in our eight years, this is my favourite. The picture shows mother with newborn, a few hours old beside Lillian the birth attendant and the grandmother. Mother, baby and grandmother will, by now, have walked home, maybe...

Another new pump

Another new pump

15th January 2013: Steve washing his hands and Alfred in attendance! Harisen writes: John, It was a bright day today, we went to Msiki area in Kambiro village. We installed a pump in their village, GPS; S 11*22.526, E 033*55.899 About 311 people will be using the pump and can now...

Passion fruit

Passion fruit

11th January 2013: This is a special area in a citrus grove where we have planted passion fruit (called granadilla in Malawi) with wires on which we train them, as they have a creeping nature. This is Martha from NRC tying them to the wires so that...

Washing Hands

Washing hands

6th December 2012: Washing hands is a crucial part of the daily ritual at MICA preschool. Miriam is pregnant and suffering morning and daily sickness, so Jen is the Mama, as always. Of course Grace is there as well. They all line up in a row, holding on,...