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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,...

The Great Build Oath:

Oath for Good – The Great Build

13th June 2018: In a World where helping people has become Big Business with CEO's and employees, in plush offices, making big salaries with new cars, expense accounts, first class travel and only the best, it's rare to find helping organisation who have no overheads or...

Last day of Normal Business

7th February 2018: After six years and three days the Charity Shop in Queen St., Dublin 7, has closed. The picture shows Cora and Mary closing the door for the last time. There was sadness and even a few tears from local and regular customers who were...

Friends at Christmas

17th December 2017: As I keep saying, donations come from all over the world from people who believe in what we do and how we achieve it. Today we got a card form an amazing young woman who volunteered with us in Malawi and left an indellable...

Picture day for the girls – and our last Saturday

Today was picture day for the girls as as we need to have portrait photos of them all for our records on the database. There was no shortage of playful poses, but Florence wasn't long instructing the girls to stand straight and just smile! Gerry manged the...

Agricultural fair in Ngranga Village

Today there was a fair (of sorts) in Ngranga village in Rumphi district.  It was an opportunity for NGO's operating in the area to showcase what they do and was attended by a representative from the Ministry of Agriculture. There was a great crowd, but entertainment...

A day at Lusangazi farm for Gerry

Gerry is from Co. Kilkenny and came out to Malawi for a "voluntour" to see what we're all about. Here he is getting stuck in at the farm in Lusangazi by helping Adamson (our farm manager) with grafting mango scions. It's a busy time of the year...

New systems and smiles

Here we have two of our volunteers Kevin and Laura with our wonderful Girl Child Project Co-ordinator, Florence. The three of them have been working (under the excellent tutelage of our son Éamonn in Scotland) on a new system for recording our girl child student details, including...

Group therapy classes for the girls

On the front bench, furthest to the right and wearing the red t-shirt is the mighty Ruth. Ruth is a nurse, but has now almost finished studying to be a psycho-social counselor and will be leaving us to go back home to her family in Lilongwe....

An offering of cassava from a village Gogo

In a country as poor as Malawi, there isn't much greater a gift than to be presented with food. This village gogo offered us the warmest welcome when we arrived, and sped down the steep slope to the well with an agility that would con...

Five pumps and questionable sunglasses

It's my 41st visit to Malawi and heading out with Alfred and Harrisen to install five pumps, in five different villages, in one day is tough going. I like to be where it most matters though, and seeing the sheer happiness and awe on the faces...