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Team in Malawi

  • Maria Moyo

    Maria Moyo


  • Marie Brown

    Marie Brown


  • Oscar Chunda

    Oscar Chunda

    Operations Manager

  • Wezie Gwaluka

    Wezie Gwaluka

    Education Projects Manager

  • Ruth Katchere

    Ruth Katchere

    Finance Officer

  • Emma Katengeza

    Emma Katengeza

    Health Projects Manager

  • Sthembileh Chandauka

    Sthembileh Chandauka

    Finance and Projects Officer

  • Constance Kainga

    Constance Kainga

    Admin Officer

  • Mistone Abison

    Mistone Abison

    Procurement Officer

  • Chikondi Kanambo

    Chikondi Kanambo

    Operations and Training Supervisor at Sam's Village

  • Kondwani Galanga

    Kondwani Galanga

    Permaculture Officer

  • Julie Ndalama

    Julie Ndalama

    Sam's Village Librarian

  • Green Phiri

    Green Phiri

    Sustainable Agriculture Projects Officer

  • Richard Chinthochi

    Richard Chinthochi

    Mechanic / Driver

  • Felix Kalikwala

    Felix Kalikwala

    Permaculture Assistant Officer

  • Thomas Lighton

    Thomas Lighton


  • William Chapota

    William Chapota

    Maintenance support

  • Bokela Gunda

    Bokela Gunda

    Sam's Village Maintenance Officer

  • Peter Happy

    Peter Happy


  • Walter Malikesi

    Walter Malikesi

    Office Gardener and Support

  • Chipiliro Mbiridzi

    Chipiliro Mbiridzi

    Office Guard

  • Cosmas Mithi

    Cosmas Mithi

    Office Guard

  • Aziel Pemba

    Aziel Pemba

    Sam's Village Guard

  • Biton Mwale

    Biton Mwale

    Office Guard

  • Kingsley Belo

    Kingsley Belo

    Sam's Village Guard

  • Paul Bowa

    Paul Bowa

    Sam's Village Guard

  • Hezekiah Kunje

    Hezekiah Kunje

    Sam's Village Guard

  • William Chapota

    William Chapota

    Sam's Village Guard

  • Bizalielo Kalimo

    Bizalielo Kalimo

    Sam's Village Guard

  • Tobias Sengani

    Tobias Sengani

    Sam's Village Guard

  • Kazula and Sheba

    Kazula and Sheba

    Office Guard Dogs

  • Takondwa


    Sam's Village Guard Dog

Local Based Committee (LBC) 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? These are stories from our staff, past and present, written in their own words.

The first story is from Anold Mankhambira, Project Accountant. Anold sadly passed away at Chritmas 2017 aged only 37.

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

Gift Banda our 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

  • Heather Palmer

    Heather Palmer

    Founder and Trustee

  • Nigel Palmer

    Nigel Palmer


  • David Stead

    David Stead


  • Sara Butterfield

    Sara Butterfield


  • Andrew Ridley-Barker

    Andrew Ridley-Barker


  • Beth Sheehan

    Beth Sheehan


  • Pauline Gayle

    Pauline Gayle

    HR Advisor

  • Nigel Bunner

    Nigel Bunner

    Web Design & Development

  • Tim Lucas

    Tim Lucas


  • Tina Walker

    Tina Walker


  • Jane Thompson

    Jane Thompson

    Office Administrator

  • Kira Palmer

    Kira Palmer

    Social Media Coordinator

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