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Serving the most vulnerable      in rural Malawi

 Report 2017




We continue to promote conservation farming locally.  Following earlier training of  local farmers, Dickson, Malawi’s trainer for “Farming God’s Way” assessed results and was delighted with the success of crops and performance



By  October, the dry season’s water problems had escalated and we looked for new ways to provide for local villagers. Infrastructure is rare, and seldom maintained through lack of resources and expertise. A deep pipeline had been abandoned years ago when it broke down, so our team set about finding it again, and repairing it.

We dug down through hard-baked earth, eventually locating the pipe, and then had to hand-dig a trench 14m long and 1.5m deep to repair and reconnect.

By mid-month water flowed again to the community tap we provided, to the delight of the local villagers!

We’re still sponsoring more than 50 children going through secondary education in three local schools. We fund all school fees, exam costs, basic uniforms and boarding costs of 11 girl students housed at Michesi Secondary School.  This is a new development, encouraging girls to stay at school and not fall into early marriages or miss their education at home doing the family’s household chores.

If you’d like to help - a donation of  £45 will cover a child’s educational needs for one year.

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Latest news - 2018

Part of our rebuilt tree nursery on site.  Much of the local land is plagued by termites - wooden structures need to be replaced often as they chew  their way through the poles.

Metal and concrete posts are very rare in the rural areas.

Our agriculture team have been busy mixing soils, filling plastic tubes and sowing tree seeds for use on our own land and in the local community as we seek to re-forest the area.  

This is an urgent need environmentally, to replenish the soil and prevent erosion, but as there is little alternative to wood for cooking, it’s fast running out, and planting of trees for fuel, nutrition, and green manure is vital.

In October we started to distribute seedlings of mtangatanga and acacia - fuel trees - to the local community to coincide with the rains.  One of the schools where we sponsor children - Chriinga CDSS requested seedlings to provide shade for students and to encourage families to plant at home.  We happily started them on 100, with others following as they plant. Help at other schools is also planned.

Additionally, we’re planting trees as “living” fence posts in an attempt to thwart the termites, though they’re amazingly relentless with any wood.