As it has been reported in international news I thought it best to give a short reassurance to those who follow us here in Malawi. Since the start of September there has been increasing civil unrest in the southern part of Malawi (the part we are in) surrounding rumours of “blood suckers”. Fear has been … Continue reading Bloodsucker Violence
Here is a new report out regarding the relative purchasing power of different people. It is worth going to the report to see their methodology. Two quick things. First, women and children and the elderly have less earning power and therefore will have a harder time managing the costs of food. Second, Malawi is in … Continue reading Expensive Meals
Photos of people living in poverty in the developing world often appear beautiful, which is something I find perplexing. They often show lush fields with people clothed in traditional, colourful clothing or beautiful, smiling children. This is something I’ve been struggling with since our first day here on September 3rd. As we were driving from … Continue reading The Beauty of Poverty?