The Passing of a Dear Friend

April 23rd, 2018

A dear friend to us, Eva, died on Friday, April 13th 2018. We were Malawi friends. She was tiny, tiny, fierce and funny with an eye for a colourful dress. She also had the eye of a tiger on a mission.. taking care of all her grandchildren.Tough going in the relentlessness grind of poverty… Working as a General Assistant in Ndi Moyo Clinic was very important to Eva. She loved them. They loved her. They were all family.

I never saw her cry, I never heard her shout. Is this the way God made Malawian women or was it just her?

I only went to her house once. To bring her deceased baby granddaughter back home to be buried.

I saw her two weeks ago. Frail and tired but beautiful and still laughing.

I will miss her every time I go back to Ndi Moyo. I miss her now. We will all miss her.




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Patient Support Group Gardening

March 16th, 2018

The overall situation in Malawi is challenging to say the least. Inflation is being driven by a collapsing currency that has fallen in value by 80% in a decade. So every win is amplified.

Our Patient Support Group Garden at Ndi Moyo Palliative Care Trust is flourishing, with a bumper cassava crop right now. We supply their seeds and tools, and have given them 16 weeks of training, with practical growing skills that they can also use at their homes to help feed themselves. We also give them breakfast every Friday. Of course, the Group are all terribly ill, with many suffering from cervical cancer and all are HIV+. The Garden benefits at a community and nutritional. Small steps, big returns at a people level.Patient Support Group, Ndi Moyo

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Today is International Day of the Girl

October 11th, 2017

Today is International Day of the Girl. We strongly support the ambition of UN Women: “On the International Day of the Girl Child, let us commit to investing in skills training and education for girls and livelihood activities for young women around the world who are facing crises. Far from being passive recipients of assistance, these girls are leaders who will use the skills that they develop today to rebuild their communities, and create a better future for all of us.

International Day of the Girl

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Girl Power: Getting them back into school

September 26th, 2017

Although the number of out-of-school girls has declined by 52 million since 2000, 63 million girls are still not in school today. According to the most recent UNESCO Institute of Statistics data, girls are twice as likely as boys never to enrol in school.

Barriers to girls’ education are complex and multifaceted. In addition to unfavourable school environments, they can include discriminatory social and cultural factors, early marriage and school-related violence.

There are huge advantages to a society to having more girls go through school, it’s much beyond the macro benefit. The child of a mother who can read is 50% more likely to live past 5 years. Fascinating infographic here which is both horrifying and a source of hope:


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Lynn and ALK off to Malawi

September 9th, 2017

Lynn and ALK to Malawi
We caught up with Lynn Clifford and Anne-Louise Kelly on their back to Malawi. Item 1 on the agenda there is to roll out a new growing season of the nutrition and conservation project we run with WAG. We’re adding 5 new schools to the existing 5 to bring the total number of children being reached to approx. 10,000.

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Big Thanks to Bruce and Marianne

July 23rd, 2017

Marianne and Bruce Johnson

Big thanks to Marianne and Bruce Johnson who have been so generous and supportive towards Tuesday Trust. Bruce, being such a keen gardener and grower, has given us barrowloads of tools for our gardeners in Malawi.

Love and thanks.

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Schools Growing Competition is a Winner

June 23rd, 2017

Our new schools food growing initiative with WAG seems to working well, though it is early days. Aubrey, who is running it day to day, is putting amazing energy and dedication into the programmes at 5 schools close to Thuma. Over 4000 children attend these.

It’s run as a competition between the schools to create a bit a fun as well encouraging everyone to participate. The pupils get vital skills in growing, tending and harvesting as well as feeding themselves. Education is key to breaking out of poverty, but it’s impossible to learn if you’re hungry. Thanks to Lynn, Aubry and WAG for their enthusiasm and commitment on the ground. There’s more detail here.


Aubrey and pupils TT schools project

School Brown Nut harvest

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Lynn meets the TA and Chiefs

June 18th, 2017

Lynn Clifford, our amazing manager and WAG CEO recently met local chiefs to discuss all matters relating to our projects, world climate change and welfare for their villages.

Lynn Clifford meeting local chiefs

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Lucy Finch on BBC’s 100 Women of 2016 List

December 1st, 2016

Inspirational Lucy Finch, our great friend and founder of Ndi Moyo Palliative Care in Malawi has been named on BBC’s list of 100 Women of 2016. The list covers inspirational and influential women responsible for all manner of extraordinary achievements from groundbreaking moments of defiance to new takes on fairy tales, stories of octogenarian cheerleading to inside the world of e-gaming. And of course, Lucy - and her remarkable story of vision, energy and above all, compassion. Lucy Finch on BBC

As the piece introduces her: “Malawi is one of the world’s least developed countries with very primitive health care. In March 1998, nurse Lucy Finch had visited her native Malawi to care for her sister who was dying of Aids, when hearing a young man’s agonising death made her decide to come back and set up Malawi’s first and only hospice.”

We are delighted to have had the opportunity to work with and support Lucy and her husband, Tony’s work at Ndi Moyo for several years now; and they’ve been amazing supportive of Tuesday Trust projects. So our congratulations to Lucy - we send her our love and best wishes. The BBC has chosen very well.

BBC 100 Women 2016

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Huge Thanks to Camara

August 15th, 2016

We’d like to offer a really sincere thanks to Camara for generously supplying us with a computer for our field staff in Malawi. In particular, Breon Timmons and John Fitzsimons who made it happen for us.

It has landed in Malawi and will be put to good use by our local field manager in running 2 sustainable agricultural projects in villages on the outskirts of Thuma National Forest Reserve Like any other project, success depends on accurate reporting and recording-keeping, and clear communications, and this will be invaluable for us. So thanks again.

Camara uses technology to deliver 21st century skills, and as such improve education in disadvantaged communities around the world.


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