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This trip we’ve managed to complete the front section of the Processing Unit with electrics, floors and walls, and 10 solar panels were fitted to the roof (thank you I & J!)
This system will run the fridge/freezer (goat milk storage), computers, security & emergency lighting, and projector for training if the mains electricity is off. Mains electricity supply is erratic at best!
Agri & Rabbit Offices -
Garage/Goat Shelter -
The kitchen, previously a shack alongside the house, dark, dingy and regularly flooded with mud and rubbish -
Pump House, powered by solar, is now driving
water around site under pressure.
Our 19 full-
We put 3 of our guys through their motorbike tests, so they can now officially drive our motorbike. This may seem a minor fact to report, but they are probably the only ones who hold a proper licence in the area—and ride a legally insured bike!
Dave had 2 staff work alongside him training them practically in plumbing and electrics, to build their skill base and experience.
OHP was invited to join the prestigious local Executive Development Committee, responsible for overseeing and co-
Les & Kathie—our good friends who live in Malawi are regular visitors on site to oversee projects, mentor staff and check financial accounts. Their ability, willingness and diligence in ferreting out information, sourcing materials, and advising on cultural issues, is invaluable.
Les & Kathie
Our builders were greatly challenged by constructing our new double-
Summer Report 2014
But we’re still exploring ideas to produce an economical design for community rabbitries -
As we left, a double-
On Site ….
Open Hand Projects, Chiringa
First water from the tap!
Our new 8-
Entrance to the Processing Unit, where a kitchen will enable hygienic goats’ milk sterilization and storage. The rear rooms will be used to process moringa into a nutritious food supplement and a Field Office will house our Field Workers/Project team.
For 7 years we’ve been gradually developing our Centre -
We are now coming to the end of our building programme, creating facilities to better manage projects, improve security and build capacity into staff and local villagers by providing training resources.
Some of the OHP staff learning how to prepare equipment
|A "Carbon Footprint"|
|Msikita Community Centre|
|Monjo School tank|
|How you can help|
|Testimony - Lynda|
|Community education - 2016b|
|News Jan 2014|
|OHP site development-2012b|
|Latest news-Feb 2013|
|On site news - 2010|
|Finally - 2010|
|Life in Malawi-2009b|
|Goats & Milk-2009a|
|And finally ...2009a|
|Pastors' Conf - 2009|
|A helping hand-2009b|
|Milk & Play Centres-2008a|
|Helping Hand -2008a|
|Chickens & water-2008b|