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Not trying to Save the World

from a Lucan Newsletter article of 30th Nov 2014 We are just back from six weeks in our home away from home, which Malawi has become after nine years. The temperature drop and culture shock is still scary with all the talk of Christmas, shopping, parties,

Another pump - maintenance

Another pump

24th September 2014: This group of women are getting a lesson in pump maintenance from Alfred. FROM: Alepher SUB: PUMP INSTALLATION DATE: 24/09/2014 Dear Boss PUMP INSTALLATION - The pump team went to Khamba area where they installed one pump, they were delayed because the jeep wouldn't start. The following are the

Farm visit & report

Farm Visit

2nd April 2014: Alepher (and Linda) popped to the farm to, as she says, supervise & monitor the work. BENEDICTO Talked to Benedicto who is in charge of the orchard, it was noted that Benedicto has started clearing the upper orchard , and supported the fruit trees. She advised Benedicto that

New Well

New Well

31st March 2014: There were no details with the picture. This is Stephen measuring the depth of a newly dug and built well. Looks like the plan was to drop in buckets and then haul them out by rope. This looks like a place for a new pump. For a

Another Little Preschool

Another Little Preschool

30th March 2014: The area is under the tribal Chief Jessia Moyo. I don't know the village name. We are now heading for 40 such little centers of learning, maybe 37 0r 38 just now. There must be whole community involvement before we get involved. Training is for everyone

Linda

Linda

28th March 2014:   This is Linda, our latest recruit. She came for interview on a Monday evening, she started work on a Tuesday morning and she hasn't had a minute's peace since. She has just graduated in Business and is trying to re-organise and re-structure us and that

Extracting lemon seeds

Extracting lemon seeds

7th March 2014: Gallons of lemon juice thrown out. No matter how I tried our farm women could not be convinced of its value. They never drank it before and they won't start now!!

Malawi Board

Review of 2013

2013 in Review Thanks to all of you, who donated over 90,000 Euro, and thanks to the Malawian people who managed to do so much with about 60,000 Euro that we spent. The income relied on the generosity of so many of you and the achievements

Arriving with water

Arriving with water

22nd June 2013: Another new well today in Doroba. The picture shows three little ones arriving from the new pumps with water on their heads. They seem happy with themselves as they have come about 400 metres instead of a long 2 Km to the river. Lives have

Family co-operative farm

Family co-operative farm

20th June 2013: This is some of the women in the group (the men and women never sit together). They have been cutting and clearing years of growth on a piece of land that the chief donated to the project. The idea is that we advise and motivate

Ukani Preschool Foundation

Ukani Preschool Foundation

18th June 2013: Casca was on his bike today, meeting more villagers in Doroba. He writes: MEETING WITH CAREGIVERS G.V.H DIKA MHLANGA IN UKANI PRESCHOOL Casca is writing to inform you about the meeting in Ukani preschool today. The meeting was concerning the caregivers and G.V.H Dika. (Group Village

Going to Market

Going to Market

17th June 2013: These women in their urban garden are harvesting Rape and Chinese cabbage for the market. They have learned well and worked hard and today is pay day. It is amazing how quickly become business people and also how efficient they become. In this process they have