The monitoring mission guided by our project managers took place last October. During the trip, they visited all the Aleimar projects and they focalized on the progresses made by each initiative. André N’tcha, our local project coordinator,has just left the hospital and he is now ready to restart his important commitment with the women involved in the activities. The donors’ valuable support, gave us the possibility to buy a double screw press for the manioca(you can see it in the picture below).
Despite the fact that October is usually a difficult month for the cultivation, we can affirm that the harvest has been good, so much that the women taking part in the microcredit activities are now investing their credit for products selling on the local market basis.
The vast majority of cereals production made possible to stock a big part them in the warehouse of Toucountouna in order to resell it during shortage period and raising the price. They called it “Cereals Bank”.
We are carrying on our schools awareness activities, this scholastic year will be focalized on two important issues: the environmental protection and the recycling.
During the last monitoring mission, our project leader Rosanna De Bernardi, allocated 3 new estufas to some impoverished families: we had the possibility to see how much these tools have changed the life of all the people that received them. In contexts where there is no gas and electricity, one estufa can really make the difference: it allows the families to cook, and that is an incredible change, especially in the winter season, and that is an incredible change.
The next monitoring mission is scheduled for January and we are working hard in order to raise funds to buy others estufas.
During the last monitoring mission, thanks to the holiday campaign we managed to allocate nourishment. It has been pleasant to see how much surprised and cheerful families were.
Our project coordinator Marina met a lot of people and volunteers of the Tiyende Pamodzi group, they explained to her what extent the disabled children’s life has changed since the project started. Before that, they were not considered and abandoned by the society. Through this program and the incredible work that Marina has done, they can now feel as an integral part of the community.
Recently the children number enrolled in the rehabilitation program is raising; with the purchase of sanitary principals we can’t cover all the expenses needed and unfortunately the fixed budget is not enough. Furthermore in Malawi there aren’t drugs for general diseases and the therapy for disabled people is not included in the hospital structure.
As our project coordinator sad: ” It was exciting to see kids playing and bringing across the villages this disabled children in their wheelchair. They were the same children that a few time ago couldn’t even see sun light because they were used to live laying down in their shed!”
Our project manager during a rehabilitationsession