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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...

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...

Meeting District Development officials in Kasungu

18th September 2017: from Alfred: In the picture starting from left Mrs Zimba (S.M.E for Kasungu, Paul Shawa (Director Youth Malawi Act), Alfred Banda (Head of pumps and Lucy Chindipha (Deputy Director Youth Act Malawi. During our pump visit in Kasungu the first thing was to go to...

New Lorry. Up Mayo

15th September 2017: This our new addition to the fleet, making a total of four vehicles. This arrived from Japan decked out in the Mayo colours, just in time for the All Ireland GAA Football Final on Sunday. Some of the Luwinga staff are shown posing instead...

It doesn’t take much

3rd August 2017; This is Miriam, our head of preschools and magical in her approach: a genius with little ones. This is a preschool workshop where she and Katherine teach local women to use locally available items to teach everything. Mothers can teach their children, all they need...

The tragedy of Poverty

26th August 2017: Celebrations at the end of Summer school. This puffy crisps taste pretty awful, have no nutrition, are addictive, but they love them. This is a present from Florence for all their hard work. I was so happy that we had 4 weeks of great work from...

You can depend on Malawian women

29th August, 2017:   VENUE Tivwirane CBO at Chamalaza   PEOPLE PRESENT Tivwirane women’s group, preschool children and Wells for Zoë team: Miriam, Prominence and Catherine. The caregivers of Tivwirane came to our office to request about the workshop because their school started 2008 but they have never attended any training from...

New Project in Karonga, 250 Km North

21st August 2017 The pics show Miriam with a new pump user. Then Rose at the welcome and four of the five ambassadors: Laston on Forestry, Miriam on Preschools, Alfred on pumps and the BOSS Rose. Harisen took the picture.   REQUEST FOR PARTNERSHIP WITH YOUR ORGANISATION Following our...

Martina learning to type

19th August 2017: Our plan for people who are around the factory area, is that they should learn to type. Martina is our latest recruit and even though you may have seen her potting and watering or sweeping or cleaning, typing will come as time goes by. First...

PRE-SCHOOL WORKSHOP AT JOMBO

18th August 2017: Report from Miriam and Margaret Venue: Kapirimuhoto Junior Primary school People present: The senior chief Jozani Tyongani, G.V.Hs, V.Hs, Head of Kapirimuhoto Junior School, Secretary of Kapirimuhoto Junior school, caregivers from Mulunguzi, Muduzi and Kapirimuhoto C.B.C.C, the community and W4z team.   ACTIVITIES Checking on registration of children...

Potting pine trees: Jobs for the Girls!!

12th August 2017: These two ladies are filling potting tubes where they will last sow pine tree seeds for our Forestry Project. Since we arrived in 2005 the millions of acres or trees we first found have almost all disappeared not from Charcoal burning nor tobacco...