Footprints

Category: Women


Sometimes we get stuck in villages

Sometimes taking a bus into a village is an adventure in itself. the narrow roads are often suited for walking, but not so great for traveling in large, heavy vehicles. In this village we made a turn but the vehicle…

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Fertilizer in the village

Walking through villages I have always noticed mounds scattered everywhere. After a few village visits, I asked about them. In this village they taught us how they make their own fertilizer. They shared with us the general impact and how…

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We rise by lifting others

I learned so much while working with this community of women. They work together in groups to start businesses with the support from each other. Eventually, they will be able to grow enough to support themselves and help other members…

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Change the ending

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I love the rain in Africa

I was always cautioned to not travel to Malawi during the rainy season, but it turned out to be one of my favorite experiences. I know that rain is life altering for Malawians. I know it can also cause destruction,…

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Continuous learning in difficult times

I was traveling in Malawi assessing our next projects when the pandemic was heating up in the US. As I was flying home, the borders began closing. I was seeing so many social media posts on the mass purchasing of…

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Driving in Malawi

I have loved my road trips through Malawi and Zambia, but am always grateful I am not the one driving. These two African country’s are some of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. When traveling with my teams,…

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A love for learning

I love visiting schools! We were able to hear from the kids about what they love about learning. All of the schools we visit are teaching English which makes it nice for me to understand, as I have not completely…

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Dance

I am not sure who is teaching whom, or who is having more fun. I love finding team members taking time to connect with each other and with new ‘friends’ Malawians love to dance. I love the way music can…

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Friends.

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