Category: Newsletters and Other News


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
Burton’s Short Stories
Burton Chirwa is the manager at our Community Library and he also oversees and runs several of the Adult Education classes. He has a passion for writing and has written a number of short stories, one of which is below. He said, “I started reading novels when I was...
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Jun
New roles in Malawi
Our Environment teams in Malawi are turning their hand to something new. Ordinarily when the UK team are in Malawi they visit the projects and gather the majority of the photos and updates however, because of the pandemic, the UK team are grounded in England. Keen to continue sharing...
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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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