Mwaya Mondays- Vol. 42

Mwaya Mondays Vol. 42- By RIPPLE Africa volunteer Kate Sutherland: Well it seems to have fallen to me this week to write about my experiences here at Mwaya. My name is Kate and I have been here for nearly four weeks now – difficult to know where the time has gone! This really is an […]

Mwaya Mondays- Vol. 41

Birthday Celebrations & Treats- by RIPPLE Africa volunteer Harry Dee: When we signed up to volunteer in Malawi, we were expecting a fairly basic and simple lifestyle, in which home comforts would be few and far between. However, as previous volunteers will no doubt testify, the RIPPLE volunteering mantra dictates that the hard work that […]

A Wee Scottish Fundraiser

Last Monday as a bank holiday treat, Val & Mick Deans, parents of RIPPLE Africa’s Volunteer Programme Manager Susie Fleming, held a quiz night to raise funds for the charity. The event was held in Susie’s home town of Paisley and was extremely well attended by family and friends, raising £300 on the night. It […]

Great Results from RIPPLE Africa’s Fish Conservation Project

It has only been a few months, but already we’re seeing fantastic results from RIPPLE Africa’s new Fish Conservation Project in Malawi! RIPPLE Africa officially launched its Fish Conservation Project in December 2012. The project aims to conserve the dwindling fish stocks in Lake Malawi, and recently helped to pass community by-laws which change the […]

Mwaya Mondays- Vol. 40

Mwaya Mondays- Vol. 40, Monday 13 May 2013 This week’s instalment by RIPPLE Africa volunteer Michael Orson: Trowel and Error – Constructing My First Changu Changu Moto Fuel Efficient Cookstove Last week, Morgan, Mark, Triona, Harry and I met up with Catherine – RIPPLE’s environmental projects manager – to trundle a wheelbarrow of sundried clay […]

Wonderful News from Malawi in RIPPLE Africa’s Annual Newsletter

The very best part of running a charity like RIPPLE Africa is getting to celebrate the wonderful people and projects which make the charity what it is. Everyone at RIPPLE Africa is usually very busy keeping our projects ticking alone, but sometimes it’s lovely to stop for a moment to celebrate success! So as our […]

Mwaya Mondays- Vol. 39

Mwaya Mondays- Vol. 39, Monday 6 May 2013 This week’s instalment by RIPPLE Africa volunteer Christian: “In this week’s blog I would like to share some experiences and thoughts with you which I have had during my first three weeks here at Mwaya in Malawi. Having read about Africa and Malawi in particular before my […]