Footprints

Monthly Archives: June 2020


“If you have, give. If you need, seek.” ~Malawian proverb

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Doug

On my very first trip to Malawi, I learned of a farmer with albinism named Douglas. He went through the agriculture training the year before. I was told by the leaders at the school that they were concerned about the…

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Storing food

I love growing and harvesting food. I love preserving food, so when we visit villages and learn about their processes I come home inspired and ready to do more. Each village prepares a short presentation to show us what they…

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Friendship

Every visit to Malawi is one of the best ways to feel completely welcome and loved. I meet so many new people each trip and feel like I leave with friends for life. This is something I have tried to…

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Safari – Mfuwe Lodge

I went on my first safari in 2017 and from that first visit I was hooked. In 2018 we stayed at Mfuwe Lodge in Zambia. This was my second team trip and I brought my son with me. I was…

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Taking time to make the most memorable moments

I work as much as I can, and I push others to work as much as they can, but the most impactful parts of the trip are the ones where we connect on a personal level. It’s when we stop…

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Lucky update

Growing up I had the opportunity to “work” with my dad while he was building houses. The process is quite different, but I really get excited by the progress that happens from week to week. This project brings back so…

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Building a library

I was asked if I could bring a few books to a preschool on one of my visits. I mentioned this request to my team and they all said they would gather books. I expected they would collect between 200-500….

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Lucky’s house update

The bricks are on site. We chose to go with a higher quality brick than the ones typically used in the camp. We want this house to stand strong on it’s foundation and withstand the elements over time. I love…

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Cooking with Agnes in Malawi

Visiting village kitchens is always one of my favorite things to do. During my last rip I was invited home to see my Malawi family. She asked if I wanted her to prepare dinner for us, and I asked if…

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