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Dreaming with others

21st April 2017: Alfred sent me the following WhatsApp yesterday:   [vc_column_text el_class="indent-message"] I would like also to inform you, Boss, that yesterday we had some women from Ng'onga women federation, all the way from Rumphi. They empower rural women in businesses, farming and many things. There visit was...

The Heavy Hitters

25th March 2017: This may look like a chat in the shade, but far from it, it's really serious business. It shows Mary on the left with Miriam, head of preschools and Florence, head of the girl child project and our community liaison person, with Senior Group...

Meeting Communities and planning 400 new wells

17th February 2017: We had two teams on the road today. The picture shows Florence with a group of parents and girls looking at schools attendance and results. This schools is the CDSS (Community Day Secondary School) Enzeni, where we support 20 girls. It is about 30...

A new area for pumps

12th February 2107: Harisen is seen here checking the water level in a newly dug well in Mzimba, where he and Jacquie had come to pass wells fit for installations Storm clouds in the background match the worried faces. Looks like they will have to dig deeper. Hoping for...

Planning Pumps

9th February 2017: I got four pictures of this gathering in Viphya, where Alfred, Benjamin, the driver and Chrissy from the factory to meet some Chiefs and villagers to plan pumps in new areas and give guidance about digging wells. The other pics show the countryside, but...

Hoho Village

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

Brickmaking

28th August 2016: This is a mould for making insulated bricks for stoves. Still unused, but they must have a plan....

New water storage tank

23rd Oct 2015: It is going on for a while, but finally we have the new water storage tank. At the moment there is over 200,000 litres of water here with another 100 to go. We will use this as a store and pump it uphill to another...

Planning pump installation

16th October 2015: Each area we go to, it is necessary to meet the people and plan a strategy of enable them to dig and build their own wells. We supply the pump, pipes and cement....

Farm Meeting

6th March 2015: All looking pretty serious. They are discussing the annual plan for the farm and how it is progressing. Collecting seeds and scions, sowing, grafting and budding all have their timelines. If they are missed they are lost for a year. looks like they wilt the pump...

Main focus 5thJan2015

This is our main focus

5th January 2015: Enabling poor, rural communities to access clean water, is our primary objective in Malawi, even though we do a lot of other stuff as well. It is a wonderful job because it enables us to convert donations form most generous friends and friends-of-friends into...

District Development Meeting

19th Oct 2014: This might look like a picnic in the park, but it couldn't be farther from the truth.  It was a pretty serious gathering of village headmen and Chiefs. It was organised and directed by village women who work in Self Help groups organised and facilitated...