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Enabling people to empower themselves

22nd February 2018: This is Head of the Girl Child project Florence, holding a new net for Volleyball and a ball. Here follows three recent reports from her.   [vc_column_text el_class="indent-message"] Hi Boss, Report on fees payment. I have deposited School fees for 258 Students while 13 of them I paid cash...

Greenery

3rd January 2018: This is Ben, one of our workers in the factory garden. He is tending to a plant called Amaranth (Amaranthus), which we promote for pregnant women as a solution to anaemia. Most women in Malawi are anaemic. You just pluck the leaves from the bottom...

Sowing tutorial for the teachers-to-be

So now that the sanitary pad project (as an addition to the Girl Child Project) is well underway, it's  important to ensure it's continuity once Áine and Sandy leave. Here you can see Áine in a small workshop that herself and Sandy ran with a small...

A special birthday

This is one of the Wells For Zoë girls, pictured with three of our current volunteers - Sandy, Áine and Kevin. Like all of the Wells For Zoë girls, she is very special to us and her story is the perfect example of both the resilience...

Florence, head of our Girl Child Project

3rd October 2017: I first saw Florence in action at a community meeting where we were discussing the establishment of a preschool and said to myself: What an amazing woman! She had the confidence to direct the chief and the village head people in a way that...

Chrissy in the Pump Factory

26th September 2017: This is Chrissy Mkandawire, who works in the pump factory. She was born in 1985, and lives in Habitat and area near the factory outside Luwinga. She lives with her husband Vincent, two children Esnut (standard 4) and Vincent (preschool). Also in her house...

Girl Child horticulture education

A way out of Slavery for Women and Girls

Women and girls carrying disease ridden water, long distances all day every day on their heads, is modern day slavery. The Zoë pump is causing a quiet revolution against this horrific waste of time and talent which is certainly contributing to the economic disaster, that...

You can depend on Malawian women

29th August, 2017:   VENUE Tivwirane CBO at Chamalaza   PEOPLE PRESENT Tivwirane women’s group, preschool children and Wells for Zoë team: Miriam, Prominence and Catherine. The caregivers of Tivwirane came to our office to request about the workshop because their school started 2008 but they have never attended any training from...

A Special Employee

28th July 2017: This is Joyce or Joycee as she is called on the farm, where she is one of our longest serving employees. We gave her a little house and a job when we heard that she had no place to live with her son Boyd....

Chrissy and Florence

15th May 2017: Florence you know as head of the Girl Child Project. Chrissy you will have seen working in the pump factory. Chrissy came to us to cook the dinner for our staff in the Pump Factory, The Centre and the Horticulture Training Centre. Of course like...

Prominence

12th May 2017: This is Prominence. She works in our Centre for Learning. She has been trained as a Primary School Teacher, for three years now, but like maybe 30,000 of her colleagues, she has got no Government posting yet. To work in a primary school in...

International Women’s Day

8th March 2017: This is a bit of a blast from the past. In June 2016 we had 12 volunteers from Mary I Training College in Limerick with us in Malawi and they certainly made a huge impact on all our projects but especially while working in...