Monthly Archives: January 2010
I was happy to arrive back in Nkhoma during the rains. They shouls have started in ernest 2 months ago, but have been somewhat scanty over the past weeks. The crops are surviving in the central region and over the past week we have had a number of huge down pours to soak the fields and keep fears in the villages about drought, failing crops and possible famine at bay. The country is completely different now… a green garden of Eden!
Some awesome electrical storms pass over Nkhoma. I was in the house during one two nights ago, and the thunder and lightning happened simultaneously as bright flashes surrounded the house. Poor Ellie ran for cover under the bed. I found out the next day that two cows were struck by lightning in neighbouring Dzuwa village. The owner of the cows fainted at the time, but is absolutely fine now. She still has six more cows, and villagers have been coming around to buy beef.
After less than two months of rain
CBM UK has launched its Haiti Emergency Appeal to raise money for those who desperately need help.
We have worked in Haiti since 1976 to ensure that people with disabilities receive the treatment, support, and rehabilitation that they need.
One of our partner projects is located in Port-au-Prince – the capital city which was devastated by the earthquake on January 12.
I have gathered strength from family and friends over the festive season, and am ready for the new year. It’s not going to be easy. We have much less funds, and I totally understand. With the past two year’s international financial crisis, we all perhaps have less to give; and this ultimately boils down to affecting Nkhoma Eye Hospital. Our goal will stay the same. To aim to tackle poverty by eradicating avoidable blindness, with our work in central Malawi. Make no mistake, we will find under-served and impoverished and blind people; and we will serve them. We will try our very best as the team in Malawi to make this happen, in spite of the reduced funds; and we will do it. But I have to say it makes me a bit sad that all this will slow down a little.