Posts Categorized: News from Malawi

Quiz total in & possible spend out…

The Quiz night held on Friday 7th February 2014 raised a fantastic £972.85.  Many thanks to all that came and supported this event. Unfortunately last week news came back from Malawi that M’lumbwira Pre-school roof has blown off because termites had eaten the roof timbers. The Pre-school can no longer operate during the rainy season for obvious reasons!… Read more »

Things are growing in Sam’s Village…

Food is now being grown at Sam’s Village … we are also growing fruit trees and medicinal plants (such as Aloe Vera and Lemongrass).  All are organic!  The purple coloured mango is named ‘Palmer’ variety!  

Library training starts…

Heather collected two young men who were successful at interview to do a two week Librarian Training course.  They start their training  at The National Library on Monday 23rd Sept 2013.  They are both very excited about this opportunity.  Once trained they will part share the role of Librarian at the new Library & Resource Centre… Read more »

Maternity Unit is Open!

The opening was held on 12th November and was attended by Dorothy Ngoma who is the Presidents Advisor on Safe Motherhood. Amazingly the first baby was born in the unit that very day! This 10 bed unit will be the first in our area which has lighting and internal running water via a solar pump…. Read more »

New Country Manager starts…

Mrs Ida Mwangala started with The Landirani Trust, Malawi on Wednesday 15th May 2013.  We welcome Ida who has had 8 years’ experience working in a number of different roles with Partners in Hope in Malawi, who support people with HIV/AIDS.  She is also studying  through distance learning, for her MA  in ‘Organisational Leadership’.  We wish her… Read more »

World Epilepsy Day

26th March 2013 was World Epilepsy Day and many people don’t realise the problems people face with epilepsy in Malawi.  The problems are that many can’t get access to medication, therefore have constant seizures and this is dangerous in itself and they can fall in open fires while cooking.  They are often seen by the… Read more »

Harry’s Nuts and the Groundnut Project

The Landirani Trust are supporting single women headed families to grow fair-trade groundnuts. These nuts then get sold as ‘Harry’s Nuts’ with the patron being Harry Hill. We are supporting 100 women farmers to move from growing tobacco to growing groundnuts and ensuring that they will get a guaranteed fair-trade price. Please see report link for more information… Read more »

M’Teza CBCC completed

The rammed earth CBCC at M’Teza was completed in Sept 2012…please see following report for more information and pictures of this sustainable build. Many thanks to Aid Camps International for their help in making this building happen. (Report at Completed CBCC 28 Sept 12)

Excitement at Nkhunku school…

Heather Palmer went to visit Nkhunku school on Thursday 18th Oct 2012 with gifts from our supporters of a football, exercise books, pens, pencils, rulers, sharpeners and registration books…the excitement was unbelievable.  There were so many screams as they were presented. (Many thanks to Toni and Derek for their kind contributions)

Kondwani update…

Great news – remember Kondwani who has cerebral palsy? (scroll down the ‘News’ page to ‘Disability Register established’ for his story) Well, he has now been referred to hospital and we have a donor who is supporting him.  They will now be making an individually made wheelchair with body support and a table for him to use. This will… Read more »