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Upskilling

9th March 2018: It is our intention that ALL our staff learn to type and learn about the basics on Word, Excel and emailing. Here are Prominence and Fatima updating the pump installation database. Regularly when people come looking for jobs we offer them a chance to learn...

Enabling people to empower themselves

22nd February 2018: This is Head of the Girl Child project Florence, holding a new net for Volleyball and a ball. Here follows three recent reports from her.   [vc_column_text el_class="indent-message"] Hi Boss, Report on fees payment. I have deposited School fees for 258 Students while 13 of them I paid cash...

Apples

17th February 2018: They said it couldn't be done: The experts, that is, told us that apples don't grow in Mzuzu, where our farm is located in Malawi So I went to our long time friends at Irish Seed Savers in Scariff, Co Clare. They gave me...

Florence (Head of our Girl Child Project) Reports

18th January 2018: This is Florence in the office with some uniforms for the girls. The following is a report on some of what she manages:   [vc_column_text el_class="indent-message"] WEEKLY REPORT 18th JANUARY 2018   Hi Boss, Am here to update you how things are going on  here,  on 13th January last week Saturday...

Jan 2018 Management Meeting

2nd January 2018: Back to work after the Christmas break, this is our first Management Meeting. Even though Rose is the mother of all matters, each of our team leaders is in charge or the boss of their own domain. They have a short planning meeting once a...

Part of the team

20th December 2017: Today Rose decided that all teams should come together for a little party, so they did. They had a little food and soft drinks and danced a little.  The builders and Forestry teams appear to be missing, but maybe they were just too...

All in a days work

4th December 2017: Each day now our teams go in different directions, assisting each other to get as much work in as possible. Here in the picture Miriam (Preschools) and Prominence (Forestry) wait to head off on a joint venture with the pump guys delivering cement and...

On track to have 500 pumps installed this year

Here we have Chrissie working the chop saw.  She's holding the fort for the boys and making sure the show is still on the road. We are on track to  having 500 pumps installed by the end of 2017, bringing clean and safe drinking water...

From cook to pump-maker

Pictured is Chrissie - it's often hard to get her to look at the camera as she always has her head down working on something! She came to us one day looking for work. She didn't just come and ask though, she came with a great...

A special birthday

This is one of the Wells For Zoë girls, pictured with three of our current volunteers - Sandy, Áine and Kevin. Like all of the Wells For Zoë girls, she is very special to us and her story is the perfect example of both the resilience...

Mary’s words of wisdom

When myself and Mary first met, I was the quieter one. Mary was always amazing at her job. A wonderful teacher and there wasn't much you'd get past her! Her teaching  career has undoubtedly been a huge asset to Wells For Zoë as she tries to...

Our 41st visit to Malawi

Mary and I made our 41st visit to Malawi today. As usual, Harrisen met us with a smiling face and we made the 4 hour journey from the airport in the capital city,  Lilongwe, to Mzuzu. When we got to the factory, we got everyone together,...