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Mel Bendon

A Message at Christmas from Mel

At the end of a busy and transformative year, I have much to be grateful for personally. Sincere and heartfelt thanks to all of you, and a Very Happy Christmas and New Year, Mel

Landrover entour

The History and Geography of a Hard Man

A few years ago Mel loaded the family into his beloved Land Rover (his beloved family into his beloved Land Rover, that is) and drove them from Cape Town to Glandore. As he blew a cloud of Saharan dust off the bonnet outside his local

Lusangazi Farm

5th November 2018: This is our main farm in Lusangazi about 11 km from our Centre in Mzuzu City. We bought it in 2007 when we discovered that you couldn't buy an open pollinated seed in Mzuzu. We even drove the 1000 km round trip to

Our Lady’s School Fright Night

19th October 2018: Our daughter (on the left!) runs a "Fright Night" at Halloween-time in her school every year to support our Girl Child Student project. It also doubles as a fun introduction to each other for the first years. Because of the school's Data Protection policy, there are no pictures

Off to University for Lusungu

11th August 2018: This is Lusungu before she headed off to University: Her own story so far:   Her results include an A in English. What a woman. We are sorry to see her leaving our staff, but delighted for her. Just another reason to be thankful to our Donors

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

Supporting the Poor and Old

7th July 2017: The fact that we have been welcomed and befriended by the St John of God Community in Mzuzu, has made our work in Malawi possible, over the past twelve years. We have a comfortable home, with all the support we need to keep

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

AOL Staff Volunteers

22nd October 2016: One of our board members is a senior engineer with AOL, Dublin, and she convinced 11 of her co-techies to take their volunteer day allowed by the company to do some work for Wells for Zoë. The pic shows part of the team. Their

Michael and Gabi of the band Tune Up

30th August 2016: With us are Michael and Gabi Dalferth from Germany who travelled around Ireland from Rosslare to Glencolomcille, making sure to take in Ennis and the fleadh, and then back through Lucan for a short visit. These are two of these friends I regularly mention,

Fr John Ryan

27th August 2016: This is the evevation of our dear friend Fr John Ryan, to become Bishop of Mzuzu Diocese. A member of the Kiltegan order, Fr John has spent almost forty years in Malawi and is head of the Mathematics Department, in the University of Mzuzu,

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