Tag: Malawi


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
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
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
Celebrating 17 Years of Ripple Africa
In May 2003 Ripple Africa was founded by Geoff and Liz Furber. For 17 years Ripple Africa has been the catalyst empowering Malawians to sustainably manage their natural resources, community by community by providing a hand UP and not a hand out. Originally supporting local Education and Healthcare initiatives,...
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Mar
Women Ensuring there are Fish for Tomorrow
Women aren’t often seen on Lake Malawi in canoes or plank boats catching fish. Nevertheless, they play a vital role in the fishing industry as the main processors and sellers of fish. Some women are even boat owners and hire fishers to catch fish for them. For this reason,...
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