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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May
2019 Library Report
A library not only helps to encourage the habit of reading, but inspires a thirst for knowledge which generates understanding and openness to new ideas. From the relatively small facility it once was in 2005, over the past number of years the community library has grown and now offers...
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May
Trainee Teacher to Management
Morton Banda joined Ripple Africa in 2005 as a trainee teacher at Mwaya Primary School before being promoted to the role of assistant-Manager at Mwaya. He then became Mwaya Manager and has since managed many building projects including the construction of Mwaya Dispensary, Kapanda Secondary School and numerous classroom...
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May
Lennie Learns to Walk
Lennie is 12 years old and has Cerebral Palsy. When Matilda (Ripple Africa’s project coordinator) started to make regular home visits in 2017, Lennie was unable to walk or talk. Therefore, Matilda taught the grandmothers exercises to do with Lennie to help with speech and to strengthen her legs....
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May
Charcoal Confiscation
Nine push bikes and 66 bags of charcoal were confiscated by Choma Conservation Committee members with support from Forestry Department. Deforestation in Malawi is huge, an area of forest the size of a football pitch is cut down every 10 minutes. We run a Forest Conservation project empowering local...
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May
Martha, Yona and Mwaya Beach
Martha and Yona are the two longest serving team members of Ripple Africa. In fact, they worked at Mwaya Beach Lodge before it was even Ripple Africa. Now in their 50s, Martha and Yona are key members of our Mwaya team who look after our volunteers. Martha, along with...
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