This time last year the “Ark,” now SAFE Haven, was being built and painted by one of our Malawi mission teams.
Update from Charlotte Day: Wheel chairs that came in the container, given by Free Wheelchair ministry –20 of them were given at Makungula. Also small fuzzy blankets were given to each of over 1,000 village preschoolers! Praise God!
Support was given to over 1,500 gogos so that they could buy fertilizer for their maize ‘gardens’. The land is so poor, that for a good harvest of their staple food, commercial fertilizer is needed. The government gave subsidy coupons to the poorest of the poor, which included the gogos (grandmothers) with whom we minister; however in order to get the 2 –110# bags, they needed the funds. This, plus money for seeds from the Gogo Grandmothers of USA. It is really a ‘hand-up’ and not a ‘hand-out’ as they can sell the extra and they give back harvested dried maize to the preschools for the children’s feeding program. If they have a good harvest, their ‘widows mite’ of the maize they give, collectively, provides enough dry maize to grind and make porridge for the 5 day a week, year long orphans and vulnerable children feeding for the whole year!
Photo: lf. to rt.-Tiffany (new Project Coordinator), SAFE driver, Brenda, Ben (Director of Finance)