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The Return of Mpasa Fish to Nkhata Bay District

More exciting news has been received about the Ripple Africa community-led Fish for Tomorrow programme! This time it’s from member Sammy Kachikunje who wrote: “My name is Sammy Kachikunje and I work for Ripple Africa as Monitoring and Evaluation Officer. … Continue reading

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The return of the Chimwi fish (Labeobarbus) to Lake Malawi

On 13th June 2019, a local fisherman, Clement Chirwa, brought a large fish that we had not seen before to sell to us at Ripple Africa at Mwaya Beach, Nkhata Bay District on the shores of Lake Malawi. The local … Continue reading

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Community effort results in charcoal confiscations

Choma Hill Forest Conservation committee members, with support from the Forestry Department, mounted roadblocks and 60 bags of charcoal and 22 push bikes were confiscated. A further 42 bags of charcoal and 14 push bikes and were confiscated by Choma … Continue reading

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BBC News feature Fish Conservation Project

We’re excited to be featured on BBC News! This is a ‘BBC Africa One Minute Story’ featuring Force Ngwira, Country Director for RIPPLE Africa, talking about our efforts to stop the use of mosquito nets for fishing in Lake Malawi … Continue reading

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Volunteers helping volunteers

Former medical volunteers support Malawian volunteer nurse, Winnie who has become a valuable member of the Kachere Health Centre team. Kachere Health Centre offers medical care to a large catchment of around 26,000 people and they’re pretty much always busy. … Continue reading

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A return to Malawi to carry out research on international nutrition

After spending the summer of 2017 with RIPPLE Africa, Jess returned to the UK to start an MSc in Human Nutrition. We welcomed Jess back when she wanted to carry out research for her dissertation project within the topic area … Continue reading

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Sibongile’s Volunteer Story

Volunteer Occupational Therapist Sibongile has written a story about her time at Mwaya which is reproduced below. Stories written by other previous RIPPLE Africa volunteers can be found on the Volunteers’ Stories webpage. Going to volunteer in Malawi, Africa with … Continue reading

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Emma’s Volunteer Story

Volunteer teacher Emma has written a story about her time at Mwaya which is reproduced below. Stories written by other previous RIPPLE Africa volunteers can be found on the Volunteers’ Stories webpage. Teacher Training, Adult Literacy, Single Tasking and Community … Continue reading

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Physiotherapist Melissa’s Volunteer Story

Recent volunteer physiotherapist Melissa Loubser has written a story about her time at Mwaya which is reproduced below. Stories written by other previous RIPPLE Africa volunteers can be found on the Volunteers’ Stories webpage. The world, and especially Malawi, is … Continue reading

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A Visit to RIPPLE Africa

Nkhata Bay, Malawi 21st-26th September 2017 This was my first visit to Malawi and RIPPLE Africa (RA). During a two and a half hour drive north from Lilongwe paralleling part of the western shoreline of Lake Malawi, which is 560km … Continue reading

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