Category: Environment


Jul
Beehives to protect the trees
Meet Maston. Joining the Mwaya tree nursery team in December 2019 as a Fruit Tree Co-ordinator, he also has the role of bee keeper. One of his first suggestions was to hang bee hives in local forests to protect the trees from being cut down. He said, “People are...
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Jul
Sweet potatoes for children’s health
Falles Nkhata and Ellen Chiumia are two of our pre-school teachers. Falles joined the team as a volunteer in 2006 before being employed a year later and Ellen joined the team in 2010. They  grow, harvest and cook the sweet potatoes as they understand the importance of sweet potatoes...
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Jul
Cookstove maintenance
Gertrude Kita is 19 years old and married. She takes care of seven people including her nephews who are aged between one and eight years old. Here she is happily smearing her Changu Changu Moto fuel-efficient cookstove with mud. She has done this regularly for the past three years...
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Jun
Fishing Communities Response to Covid-19
Ripple Africa’s Fish for Tomorrow project operates along 300km of Lake Malawi’s shoreline, with almost 2,500 empowered community volunteers now monitoring fishing practices, protecting breeding areas, ensuring that illegal fishing gear is removed from the lake and educating community members about fish conservation. The Darwin Initiative has helped fund...
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Jun
Sunday Cooking
What are you having for your Sunday dinner today? In Malawi, families might not be sitting down to a Sunday roast but cooking has been made easier for 40,000 households. How? By the introduction of our fuel-efficient cookstoves locally known as Changu Changu Moto (Fast Fast Fire). Liana is...
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Jun
From Charcoal Seller to Conserving Trees
Mapopa Munthari was one of the lucky ones to finish secondary education. However, the lack of opportunities meant that, even with an education, he turned to the illegal charcoal buying and selling business. For the past 11 years he has been transporting several bags of charcoal each day to...
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