Archive for May, 2011

Good News Too

May 13th, 2011

It’s not all flooding bad news from the Trust’s food sustenance initiatives in Malawi. Here’s a shot from Kennie of a very healthy crop planted by the kids at one of the primary school projects. To borrow from supermarket advertising: every little helps.

This won’t just help the pupils have a bit better diet, it’s also about teaching good horticultural practices and encouraging them to do it for themselves.

Good Crop at Primary School

April Floods Destroy Crops around Salima

May 13th, 2011

There was quite bad flooding at several of our Tuesday Trust projects in Salima, Malawi last month, with rice and bean crops the worst affected. Some of the village areas which have had flooding include Mhoka, Kandulu, Magumbwa and Lifidzi. Even after the waters subsided, the silty mud residue has undone all the women’s fantastic, hard work.

Kennie, our project manager has taken some shots to show the aftermath. We are working with the groups there to get their food sustenance gardens going again.

Carrying wood thru’ floodFlooded gardenKandulu Rice floodedRice garden floodedMagumbwa Rice floodedMphunga Garden floodedMphunga Garden flooded