It is already some time ago that we visited the entire village, from door to door. The heavy rainfalls passed by and the sun was burning on our skin. Home after home, there was misery. Some people had to sleep under a tiny piece of plastic, together with the pigs. The need was enormous.
Recently, I was calling with one of our field workers in Malawi. Not that this is very unusual, because it happens frequently, but the conversations differ a lot from each other, although there are some recurrent topics. Usually I hear a lot of positive things in those conversations, and often also some difficult matters. Some time ago, it was t...
Gladness and saying goodbye
What a joyful moment to see 11 of our nursery school children in their toga! They are ready to go to standard 1 of the primary school. They learned a lot during the past year. It is amazing to see how they changed during that year. They can now memorize the alphabet, they know different Bible verses by heart (in English!). It is great to see how...
Education in the life of a board member
Chifundo Subiri is one our members of the board of trustees of For A Change organization in Malawi. She is a lady who did her high school from 2006 to 2009, where her single mother tried all her best in making sure she learn by doing small businesses. Her dream had always been to go to the University, unfortunately, she never made it. After high...
Sponsors are speaking
A few years ago, we were introduced to the work of the For a Change fieldworkers in our store (Jeans Style in Goes), and we spoke about the work in Malawi. The fact that the Foundation is so closely involved with the local people inspired us, and soon after this conversation, there was a little donation money box at the cash desk. It did not sto...
Justice under microscope
It was Saturday morning, the weather was just nice to sit outside and enjoy the cool air which was just moving around without disturbance. But my plan was to go to the bank to update my account. The bank asked every client to do so, otherwise they will block the account. I went to the bank and it was much more fast than what I was expecting. Dri...
After arriving in Malawi some weeks ago, we are used again to the African life. Go to bed early, get up early. We left wearing T-shirts, now we need sweaters. While there are tropical temperatures in the Netherlands, in Malawi, it is cold, especially in the mornings and evenings. But when the sun gets up, it gets pleasant outside soon.
Working at the nursery school
Today, you can read more about the experiences of Cynthia at the nursery school. We are curious to hear how she experienced the first few months at the nursery school. After the finishing of the school day, we asked her some questions