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Christmas image 2018 – Brenda and Hannah at Lusangazi farm

Christmas letter 2018

What’s another year? Christmas 2018 This year we had a few big anniversaries: on 17th August we were married 50 years and on 18th August we were 55 years together. Just now we are beginning our 14th year in Malawi. 14 years on, we have brought Clean, Safe,

Lusangazi farm pine tree seedlings

1 million Trees

1 Million trees. In 365 days. That is the goal of the organisation Wells for Zoë. There could be many reasons for doing so. Global warming. Changing the micro-climate. Reducing erosion. All are good reasons. But the main reason is pension funds. A tree that has been growing

Wildfires

Wildfire

Often times we see smoke far away from bushfires. Farmers burn down grasslands to avoid the hard work cutting down the grass before they plant something new. I have to research more about the consequences of that on the soil quality but it seems wrong.

Magret, Cristina & Ellen on their way to visit a preschool

My need to know what Everyone does!

A good thing about being here is that everyday there is something new. When I came here I wasn't sure about how I could help. I imagined helping in the farm or with the preschools everyday. Once here from the first day we started meeting

Street Market

Failed visit to Kapilimhoto Preschool

Going to the preschool we stopped at this market to buy some vegetables for the workers, who cook every midday and eat together as their homes are far away. The people from the picture also have to walk long distances to sell their produce in

Shoprite Car Park Mzuzu

A chaotic summary of thoughts

...unlike the parking lot at Shoprite Mall, Mzuzu! Yup. Malawi. Not what I expected but what I believe should be told as well... Before I came here I had this "image" in my mind... Houses with straw roofs and no access to water and no cars

Luwinga Secondary School – WfZ girls: 40

Secondary School Luwinga

The girls from Luwinga Secondary School were listening with attention to an excerpt of “The Three Little Pigs”. It is a book I loved when I was a child, that talked about effort and how to be successful in life. Guess what they thought about the

Florence catching up with WfZ girls coordinator Mr. Nkosa, in Lupaso

Secondary School Lupaso

The image above shows Florence catching up with WfZ girls coordinator Mr. Nkosa, in Lupaso. My day of “firsts”. For the first time I drive in Malawi and on the left side. Furthermore I visited the girls in secondary school for the first time. I woke

Kevin & Cristina taking photos of the new Girl Child Students

Pictures of New Girl Child Students for Florence

Florence asked us to take pictures of the new school girls, so, after Saturday's classes, Sella Chimaliro (student who has completed the Form 4 and now interns with WfZ) helped us assemble all of them together to speed up the process so they had more

Visit to Mini preschool, Choma group outside

Visit to Mini preschool in Choma with Magret

Today I had the chance to visit the preschool Mini in Choma with Magret (head of Preschool) and Ellen (intern in WfZ). Dyton drove us to the place. On the way we stopped to pick up Mr. Kaunda, who works as a social welfare worker

Aerial Lusangazi closer

First Monday – Lusangazi Farm

At first Wells for Zoë was just involved in pumps and water for life, but as time went by new projects began. For example, they discovered that they couldn’t buy open pollinated seeds in Mzuzu or even in the Capital Lilongwe, so they started developing