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Fun on the Farm

23rd July 2017: This was our final goodbye on the farm, where we collected all the farm employees and had a few words and a little party with soft drinks and yellow buns. They all got a chance to explain their responsibilities to ourselves, our two volunteers...

Aol Monster Volunteer day

11th May 2017: Roseanne Dolan, one of our Board members, is a software engineer with Aol in Dublin. She has enlisted the help of a large number of her work colleagues, from all over the world to spend their Monster Volunteer day working for Wells for...

Significant birthday for Jacquie

26th March 2017: This is Jacquie at her birthday in Chimiliro with Vincent's mother, obviously having great fun, on the dance floor. We all had a great night with music, wonderful food and craic. All the neighbours and friends were there and ye all missed it....

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...

Farewell to Cliona

6th August 2016: This looks, to me, as Cliona’s goodbye to the troops as she plans her departure back to Ireland after her 6 months of volunteer work with Wells for Zoë. I’m sure it’s a sad farewell as she has done such tremendous work and has...

Visiting Volunteers

14th July 2016: These are Lilly and James from Ireland, visiting the farm today. Here they are with Laston and Harisen having a look at the latest variety of mango grafted on to local rootstock in one of our four greenhouses. Those with the brown leaves have taken...

A Katoto Farewell

A month in a land of hunger

From Lucan Newsletter 10th July 2016 Summer 2016 Trip   Monday June 27, 2016: Touched down in Dublin at 5.15 am after a 24 hour journey from Mzuzu, Malawi, Central East Africa, after a most rewarding trip to our 'home away from home'. We had 12 final year student...

On their way home

On their way home

26th June 2016: Just four weeks later and the final five head for home. This was a stop off in Kasungu to have a leg stretch and a soho, with about one hour to go to the airport. Up at 4.30am and they still look amazing. They have just done...

A pump day

A pump day

23rd June 2016: The second step in the pump installation process is to deliver the fitting into which the pump is fixed, called the spider, as well as the cement needed. Today was the day to supply 5 pumps. Along the way we came to Livuwu Primary School...

Computer Learning

21st June 2016:   On this trip we brought 12 laptops with us squeezed into every possible space in our hand luggage. We had decided to take the plunge and introduce, some or all of the 98 girls we support, to the magical world of computing. These pics show...

Farewell: Three weeks gone

18th June 2016: All good things come to an end, so the three week adventure for seven of the girls is almost over. They leave for the airport at 4.45 in the morning. The send off included a Barbie and songs around the campfire, with...

Travellers

16th June 2016: Bravery and madness are sometimes the same thing. Heading for a night on the farm, in the dark, cooking nsima and eating with the farm staff, outside by the camp fire might look to some like the craziest thing to do but we have...