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Martin Chikumba

Martin Chikumba is delighted that a sponsor has been found so that he can attend Zomba Catholic School. Martin's mother is still alive but gives him no support and his father died when he was 8 years old. He has been raised by his Gogo, who is a subsistence farmer, and the other Gogos from Kachere contributed to…

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Gogo Abiti Mwenye

This gogo from Kachere is nearly blind and her house needs a new roof before the storms come. Fortunately a kind supporter of SAFE-UK made an anonymous donation which will cover the costs of the corrugated iron sheets. The community will provide the labour.

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Nsungwi has Water!

Thanks to the generosity of a sponsor, Nsungwi CBCC now has water direct to the Community Based Child Care Centre. This means that the caregivers don't have to spend time and energy collecting 10 buckets of water from a water source a good 10 minutes walk from the CBCC along tracks through the fields!

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Solar Lamps

Thanks to the generosity of a US sponsor all the secondary school students in SAFE communities have received a solar lamp. The bursary students are REALLY grateful, especially now that there‚Äôs a major problem with electricity. At Moira's home in Zomba they regularly have no power for 24+ hours, and then power…

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School sponsorship

Francis Pendame is 21. He has no guardian and no siblings. His mother died soon after his birth and he has never known his father. His grandmother, Alice Pendame, died soon after she was given a blanket by SAFE-UK in 2012. She left him her house, where he lives alone. He survives…

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Christmas is Coming!

SAFE-UK is once again selling Christmas puddings in aid of supporting the two Community Based Child Care Centres in Kachere, Malawi, where about 200 pre-school children receive a daily education and a free meal. Each 1lb pudding, which serves 4,…

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Fuel efficient stoves

The caregivers at Nsungwi CBCC have used bricks to make a fuel efficient stove. This has helped to reduce the amonu of firewood needed for cooking the children's porridge.

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Prayer walking

It was so wonderful to see the Grandmothers coming together to pray for the Communities, their leadership the children, orphans, the caregivers, and the CBCCs.The pictures show the Gogo grandmothers during the Prayer Walk session while one of them showing the Gogos knelt down praying after they had to forgive…

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Nsungwi Youth

The SAFE-Life youth club wanted to start generating an income so they had the idea of making string from sisal plants. They will then knit string bags using the sisal string. They have also helped the elderly gogos with their harvesting.

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Kachere thanks

It was so good to meet some of the village headmen when I visited Kachere in May. Benson Chitekesa, 2nd from the right, is a relative of Moira Chimombo, and headman of Samuel Makoka, I was there to do an asset evaluation in the community with SAFE member of staff Philip Mwenegamba. I also…

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