Meet the team

Team in Malawi

  • Kumbukani Kuntiya

    Acting Country Manager

  • William Nyasulu

    Trustee

  • Eric Munthali

    Finance and Operations Manager

  • Bisweck Chipwaila

    Sam's Village Manager

  • Wezie Gwaluka

    Education Manager

  • Ruth Katchere

    Finance Officer

  • Emma Katengeza

    Medical Outreach Manager

  • Sthembileh Chandauka

    Admin & Safe Motherhood Officer

  • Princess Mwale

    ECD & Adult Literacy Manager

  • Stanley Msukunika

    M&E / Sustainable Farms Manager

  • Julie Ndalama

    Disability Outreach Worker

  • Mistone Abison

    Procurement Officer

  • Chikondi Kanambo

    Reception and Admin Officer

  • Kondwani Galanga

    Permaculture Officer

  • Green Phiri

    Agriculture Outreach Worker

  • Richard Chinthochi

    Mechanic / Driver

  • Thomas Lighton

    Office Assistant / Driver

  • Felix Kalikwala

    Permaculture instructor

  • William Chapota

    Maintenance support

  • Bokela Gunda

    Sam's Village Maintenance Officer

  • Bizaliel Kalimo

    Sam's Village Guard

  • Peter Happy

    Gardener

  • Ireen Mwale

    Assistant Librarian

  • Mercy Daniel

    Assistant Permaculture Worker

  • Walter Malikesi

    Office Gardener and Support

  • Chipiliro Mbiridzi

    Office Guard

  • Cosmas Mithi

    Office Guard

  • Aziel Pemba

    Sam's Village Guard

  • Biton Mwale

    Office Guard

  • Fiason Kambizeni

    Sam's Village Guard

  • Kingsley Belo

    Sam's Village Guard

  • Paul Bowa

    Sam's Village Guard

  • Hezekiah Kunje

    Sam's Village Guard

  • Simeon Lamuel

    Sam's Village Guard

  • William Chapota

    Sam's Village Guard

  • Bizalielo Kalimo

    Sam's Village Guard

  • Hezekiah Kunje

    Sam's Village Guard

  • Enock Kadzakumanja

    Sam's Village Guard

  • 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

    CEO

  • Nigel Palmer

    Chairman

  • David Stead

    Treasurer

  • Andy Walker

    HR Trustee

  • Sara Butterfield

    Trustee

  • Andrew Ridley-Barker

    Trustee

  • Beth Sheehan

    Trustee

  • Nigel Bunner

    Web Design & Development

  • Lorraine Mole

    Office Administrator

  • David Itcovitz

    Accountant

  • Tina Walker

    Bookkeeper

  • Kira Palmer

    Social Media Coordinator

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