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Carrots, Cabbage and Beans

4th Aug 2017: Summer School meets the Farm for Girl child project Two years ago, I put the first part of this piece together in Addis Airport, during a four hour stop-over on my return journey from Malawi. I had gone on my own for the first time...

Stoves for Zoë

3rd August 2017: Some time ago I designed a little zero cost (almost) wood burning stove for cooking. It is built from local bricks, available in every village free. It is built with soil from ant hills (also free!). And it is built by hand or hands; no...

Forestry and Firewood

26th July 2017: From Prominence and Lusungu Venue: Andrea Moyo village Attendance: G.V.H Andrea Moyo, V.H Mukowera, the community, Wells for Zoë team (Laston, Lusungu, Prominence and Benjamin) Activities: Teaching the community on how to make nursary beds for pine seeds How to sow it on the nursery bed ...

Planning meeting for a new Forestry Project

3rd July 2017: This is my 40th visit to Malawi with Mary trailing a little at 38. Now the trip is a little easier as we fly from Dublin to Addis and then overland to Lilongwe. When 3 planes arrive together and most arriving passengers have to...

Preschool Education

23rd June 2017: If primary schooling does not begin until you are six, it's too late and you have no hope. A little extreme, but a lot of truth! Florence, Benedicto, Miriam, Harisen and Blessings Ngwira (Social welfare officer) had a meeting at Lusangazi.   from Miriam Social welfare has...

Forestry and other Stuff

20th June 2017: When we decided to assist some poor remote people in Malawi way back in 2005, we decided to have no strategic plans or developed world notions, instead relying on the fact that poor people have their own ideas and maybe dreams of what...

Visit to Masinja village, Mwase in Kasungu

16th May 2017 Harisen writes: This was organized by the Youth Act Malawi, a youth organization which has had a big impact on a huge part of Kasungu in areas of youth awareness on HIV, Sending the girl back to school, encouraging youth to take part in...

A great beginning

11th May 2017: It may not look like much, but for a community forgotten by the Government, the NGO's and maybe the world, this is a wonderful beginning, bringing children to school at three and then hoping they can move the Primary school at the old...

Poor and hopeless?

10th May: Miriam and Alfred went to Nkhatabay with LISAP Organisation.   AT CHANGANTOLE: This area has a big problem of water and preschool, they need 62 pumps at 12 villages. And they have 6 preschools so they need training for caregivers and they need a help with iron sheet...

The Roadshow

23rd April 2017: After two years of semi drought in Malawi, more and more areas are looking for our assistance with pumps If an area asks we bring our sample, model pump to show people how simple it is and how easily maintained it is. We teach them...

Dreaming with others

21st April 2017: Alfred sent me the following WhatsApp yesterday: 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 to...

Easter School

19th April 2017: Our thoughts on doing what we do is to stretch every possibility out of the tiny funding we have. This is not a complaint, its just a fact, because we have the most amazing donors anyone could imagine, but no Government or Corporate...