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Managing Orchards

28th March 2017: Here in Malawi I have found it difficult at times to get employees to accept responsibility, stick to their task, take an interest and succeed. On this visit I have selected these two ladies, Brenda and Irene to take on the task of managing...

Our Nurse at the Centre for Learning

21st January 2017: This is a new addition to our Saturday staff at the Centre for Learning. She is a qualified nurse with years of experience working for the health service. She was selected by the Ministry to do a course in Counselling in the St John of...

Pump Manufacture

11th January 2017: This is Chris at work in the Pump Factory. She is assembling the body of the pump, by sandpapering the joints and gluing the two parts together. In the background are some of the assembled bodies. In front are some pipes to reduce the outlet...

Three Amigos

8th January 2017: This pic of three more women in my life at our hostel in Mzuzu. From left are Cecelia who is an adopted one – more or less after arriving on our doorstep one morning!! – and who is now studying nursing at the nearby...

Gold Dust or simply Maize

22nd December 2016: For many months now it has been apparent that maize, the staple food in Malawi, would become more and more scarce and so more and more expensive. And so it is; no PhD needed. When our staff were asked they opted for a sack...

Community meeting in Bolero

5th December 2016: What we have learned to do in 11 years is to talk to the real people of the area, with very serious emphasis on the women.  There is no need for enormous and expensive sensitising programmes going to days and weeks, and we...

18th Birthday for Cecilia

6th November 2016: This our new star Cecilia – a student nurse at St John's Hospital – with Mary and auntie Phil in the background. She is an orphan and found her way to our place in Katoto looking for help. She had been accepted for nursing, but has...

Farm Kids

31st October 2016: The number of children on the farm looks to be on the increase. These were some playing after school although I notice that the girls were washing clothes. On closer inspection it looks like we will have to root out some clothes from bags to...

Hoho Village

20th September 2016: This is the village of Hoho in the Rumphi area about 40km from the factory. Rose writes:...

Final day of the fair

19th August 2016: Day three was busy and very successful. Rose writes: Boss, The first extra picture is for the Guest of honour, who commented on our products, and said that we have good products and we will really build Malawi. She was very impressed with what we...

Agricultural Fair Day 2

18th August 2016: Looks like today continued with throngs of people visiting, asking questions and generally interacting with the crew. I contacted Rose after her hectic day to see if it went well: Her Reply: [vc_column_text el_class="indent-message"] Yes, Boss and people are very happy with our products.  We will be...

Agricultural Fair

17th August 2016: This is the Agricultural Fair held in Mzuzu for the Northern Region. We are showcasing our Zoë pump, our Seedlings, our Education Centre, our Preschools. This was the first day of three and thee crowds were very large according to reports. As well as our new...