Footprints

Category: Women


School seating

I love visiting schools in Malawi. I try to plan my visits so that I arrive just before school is released for the day. As soon as we arrive we are a distraction. I love the way they welcome and…

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Things matter

I have a new perspective on things form this trip.  I know I have way too many things, and on the other side of the world, they do not have enough.  Maybe I have a bit more gratitude for what…

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Dave’s donation

A couple years ago a friend of mine donated $5000 to have a bore installed at a village. This particular villager had been learning new agriculture and farming skills and was known in class as someone who wasn’t always a…

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Life altering gratitude

I am struggling in this pandemic, but probably not for the reasons most would expect. You see I am selfishly THRIVING in this social distancing. I feel happy. Peaceful. Calm. I over the moon LOVE working from home…and am incredibly…

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The clinic

Last summer we spent a week doing the final renovations on a medical clinic in Malawi. My initial inspection of the buildings was eye opening. This was my first visit to a clinic. This particular clinic serves an area of…

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COVID 19

COVID 19 has definitely changed the world in 2020. I returned from Malawi just as COVID 19 was becoming the hot topic. The USA was preparing for Social Distancing. This meant our workforce was preparing to move to a remote…

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Cooking with Agnes

Visiting village kitchens has always been a favorite. I recently had the experience of cooking in a village kitchen where all of the items had been grown on their farm. I have spent many years camping and love “roughing it”….

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Bro T and my sister

I met a family that lives far from the city. This group is required to stay at one location. On my first visit there I felt that it was very different than what I’ve seen in other villages in Malawi….

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Pure joy

On one of my first trips to Malawi, I learned that these kids LOVE seeing themselves. We often have our phones out with the cameras in selfie mode so that the kids can see themselves. As soon as the camera…

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Hygiene kits

Hygiene kits – Keeping girls in school School girls in Malawi often start missing school when they start menstruating because they lack basic hygiene supplies. Missing one week of school each month usually causes the girls to fall behind, and…

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