Maize, bought last year, was distributed recently, and two photos are of the maize day – we do a large annual purchase, stored and treated to prevent attack by weevils, to help the community during the hunger months. The water committee for the new Michesi Water Scheme enjoyed their training last week – one photo shows the committee and another shows Blessings counting payments – the water payments will ensure that spare parts and repairs are affordable. This month’s Cyclone Idai did cause some damage in the area, but not as serious as in Phalombe, not far away, and in the Chikwawa and Nsanje areas further south.
Many thanks to the community of St John’s Town of Dalry – on September 29th they came together at a Coffee Morning in the Village Hall and raised about £800 for Abbas Rest and the work of Care and Share in Chiringa. This contribution makes a big difference to our small charity doing work for orphans, for youth, for students, for elderlies, and, quite simply, for the whole of this community on the far east of Malawi.
The Abbas Rest website had lapsed, so we are creating a new website, and will add gradually to its contents. It represents both Abbas Rest and its supporters in Scotland, and the Care and Share centre and community in Chiringa, Malawi.