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Christopher on the lathe

Christopher on the lathe

18th October 2018: This is Christopher adjusting one of our three lathes for making valves for our pumps. The plastic comes in two meter solid bars from Promat the manufacturer (in Malawi) and the team make all the parts to give us the complete pumps, of course

Pump Manufacture

11th January 2017: This is Chris at work in the Pump Factory. She is assembling the body of the pump, by sandpapering the joints and gluing the two parts together. In the background are some of the assembled bodies. In front are some pipes to reduce the outlet

New Seedling Showrooms

24th December 2016: On the factory site we had two twenty foot Containers from the time we brought our lathes and other stuff from the UK in 2006. We re-located both, last month, to provide us with a window of opportunity. We will use this space as a

New Seedling Showrooms

24th December 2016: On the factory site we had two twenty-foot containers from the time we brought our lathes and other stuff from the UK in 2006. We re-located both last month to provide us with a window of opportunity. We will use this space as a showroom

Cassava planting

13th December 2016: This is Benidicto and Florence planting cuttings of sweet cassava at the factory. It is our intention to teach our girls all about farming and horticulture while they attend Saturday School. Sweet Cassava is a new variety and delicious.

Factory Windmill

Factory Windmill

12th February 2016: I have never seen a windmill in Malawi before. This one is on our factory with erected by the guys in the Smart Center beside us. It pumps water from the well to our concrete tank. The water collected will we used to water our gardens

More Volunteers

19th June 2015: For the next month we have two secondary teachers working with us in Malawi. They are Fiona from Dublin (looking engrossed) and Sarah from Donegal being introduced to pump manufacture by Alfred in the factory. Later they were shown around the farm by the

Robert

15th May 2015: We are making a real push now to complete 300 pumps as soon as we can. Most of the individual parts are ready, but these branches were holding us up, but TIM, ('This is Malawi') and there is never a certainty about delivery of

Ready to go

13th May 2015: Now we have 157 ready to go. We are back in credit and have the security of plenty of stock. Well done guys.

Linda

14th April 2015: This is Linda, our secretary in her finery, in the factory. One of her many tasks in to check-in everything that comes in to the factory. Here she is accepting solid bar from Promat in Lilongwe. She was not too impressed with quality, but

Hard Work

13th April 2015: We are putting-in some paths around the factory and at the house/hostel, so we needed quarry stones (so called) and river sand. Alepher hired this lorry - diesel has to be paid for first! This was the first trip, filled and emptied by hand, but more

Alepher Banda, our boss in Malawi

Could this possible be our Boss? Yes it is

4th October 2014: This is Alepher Banda, our boss in Malawi, without suit or high heels, helping out in the pump factory in Luwinga, Mzuzu. Recently I brought her a quote: "You can do anything , but not everything"; but it seems she wants to prove me wrong. Here