Meet the Team

Team in Malawi

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    Charlotte Wezi Mesikano Malonda

    Trustee

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    Alinafe Kasiya

    Trustee

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    Duncan Chiyani

    Country Manager

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    Fixon Phiri

    Field Manager

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    George Phiri

    Sam's Village Site Manager

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    Gift Banda

    Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

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    Eric Munthali

    Finance Officer

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    Anold Mankhambira

    Sam's Village Project Accountant

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    Wezie Gwaluka

    Education Manager

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    Julie Ndalama

    Disability Outreach Worker

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    Green Phiri

    Agriculture Outreach Worker

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    Richard Chinthochi

    Mechanic / Driver

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    Thomas Lighton

    Office Assistant / Driver

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    Kelvin Tembo

    Carpenter

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    Kondwani Galanga

    Permaculture Officer

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    Bokela Gunda

    Sam's Village Site Support

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    Chikondi Kanambo

    Librarian

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    Ireen Mwale

    Assistant Librarian

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    Mercy Daniel

    Assistant Permaculture Worker

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    Laurent Mwale

    Office Guard

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    Overton Banda

    Office Guard

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    Walter Malikesi

    Office Gardener and Support

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    Mistone Abison

    Office Guard

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    Goswain Kalumikiza

    Sam's Village Guard

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    Fiason Kambizeni

    Sam's Village Guard

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    Lucy

    Office Guard Dog

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    Takondwa

    Sam's Village Guard Dog

Locally Based Committee Members

The team also includes 98 volunteers who are members of 14 Locally Based Committees and are residents of our focus area.

Staff Stories

Would you like to know more about our staff in Malawi?

The first story is from Anold Mankhambira, Project Accountant.

Jack Maduka, Education Manager, had a tough time himself getting his education in his early years. He’s glad to be able to give something back now.

Gift Banda is Monitoring and Evaluation Officer and an orphan himself. He talks about the importance of Education and how it has ultimately got him to where he is today.

Ireen Mwale is the Assistant Librarian at Sam’s Village.

Bokela Gunda is Site Support at Sam’s Village and our master thatcher, having learnt to thatch while working for us.

Working for African Vision Malawi as our Assistant Permaculture Worker has given Mercy Daniel enough income to buy her own livestock.

UK Staff

All of our UK staff are volunteers, so as a supporter you can be sure that even more of your donation goes directly to help orphans and vulnerable people in rural Malawi, instead of being spent on administration costs in the UK.

Team in the UK

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    Heather Palmer

    CEO

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    Nigel Palmer

    Chairman

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    Andy Walker

    Trustee

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    Sara Butterfield

    Trustee

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    David Stead

    Treasurer

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    Nigel Bunner

    Web Design & Development

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    Kira Palmer

    Social Media Coordinator

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    Lorraine Mole

    Office Administrator

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    David Itcovitz

    Accountant

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    Tina Walker

    Bookkeeper

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    Jane Thompson

    Office Support