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Sanitary Pads

7th August 2018: Most times I'm tough as nails because when dealing with Malawi one has to be. But when it comes to our women and girls, the tears can flow. When I realised that many of the 262 girls we support in Secondary school had no knickers,...

Corn

11th June 2018: At this time of year the maize has ripened and dried in most areas. Here are Angelina and Maggie shelling the corn cobs to produce maize seeds These will later be shelled and ground to a fine flour which is the main staple diet for...

Pump Servicing

28th May 2018: The single biggest issue with water in Sub-Saharan Africa in the lack of maintenance, where pumps are installed and no one returns to see if its still functioning all day everyday. For the last month we have initiated a programme of phoning and by...

Guavas

3rd April 2018: They come to do regular classes and have a little fun, but they are exposed to horticulture as well. We have a large space around the Centre with lots of plants growing so they can learn how to feed themselves. Here they are picking Guavas:...

Tomatoes

4th January 2018: Tomatoes are a big part of the Malawi diet at village level. Sadly we can't grow the local varieties successfully on the farm. We refuse to use noxious chemicals, so the local, GM varieties are attacked by pests the we can't control with our...

Mango

22nd December 2017: In our twelve years farming in Lusangazi, we have expanded our horizons considerably. Besides organic/sustainable/agro-forestry, we have a big focus on producing improved varieties of fruit trees. We now have nine varieties of Mango, which extend the season in which mango is available to eat....

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...

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...

Training Day for Parents of the Girl Child Project

26th May 2017: We have talked about this for a while, but Florence, who is head of this department decided to plan the first day for today. As usual with Florence, it was well planned and instead of spending a lot of money on transport to bring...

Brickmaking

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

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...