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Valentines in Malawi: The Story of Dorothy and Stephano

Posted on: February 12, 2016

The morning rain has just begun to recede and it’s 1 o’clock in the afternoon as I approach the home of Stephano and Dorothy who have graciously invited me into their home. As I arrive they are gathered inside their small thatched mud house, taking a break from a days work on the farm, and […]

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Pinda Village – The story of Maria and Moses: The Couple

Posted on: January 29, 2016

Once finished she plans to start her own sewing business to make sure she can provide the best possible life for her children.

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Pinda Village – The story of Maria and Moses: The Wedding

Posted on: January 27, 2016

On seeing us arrive an old man approaches us with a spring in his step, “not many people get to wed these days in the village” he whispers. We believe him.

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Pinda Village – The story of Maria and Moses: Before the Pump

Posted on: January 25, 2016

The water is more brown than blue and clearly full of various run off and waste. As the girl vanishes back into her home, a young women approaches me, her name is Maria and she is who I am here to see.

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Q&A: Life after the elephant pump

Posted on: July 9, 2015
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“We can now grow fresh vegetables from our flourishing garden. Time taken to water the garden has been significantly reduced which also means children have more time to do their homework before it gets dark.”

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Story: Madalo can achieve her dream

Posted on: June 29, 2015
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“I wish there were nursery schools in my village where my young brother Hastings and the rest of children of his age would go…WASH project has helped me stay well and it means I can now go to school and be with my friends.” Madalo, 9.

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Building toilets isn’t enough

Posted on: April 10, 2015
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The last couple of weeks have been exhausting but also incredibly rewarding as we can now witness the positive outcomes of the work we have been doing. We managed to collect enough resources in Mchere to complete the building of 10 more latrines. Previously the Mchere camp had just 4 latrines shared between over 2,000 […]

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Overcoming challenges

Posted on: March 20, 2015
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Work is progressing well and communities in Khuluvi school now have improved toilets and sanitation facilities. However, this week we faced some initial challenges which have made the work difficult. After building latrines at Khuluvi camp we moved to Mchere, another affected area. The weather is still a mixture of heavy rain and strong heat, but that […]

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Arriving at Khuluvi School

Posted on: March 3, 2015
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We reached Nsanje on Tuesday afternoon, the main affected area. I was introduced to the people from Concern Worldwide who we would be working alongside. We further proceeded to Khuluvi and Mchere School; the two areas most in need. We arrived at Khuluvi school and began work on Wednesday. Khuluvi evacuation centre was first priority […]

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