Liz and Geoff have been awarded MBEs for their charity work in Malawi

Geoff and Liz are awarded MBEs

Everyone at Ripple Africa would like to congratulate our founders, Geoff & Liz Furber, on their recent MBE awards which were published on the King’s Birthday Honours 2024 Overseas and International List.

Both have worked with no pay for the last 21 years helping rural communities in Malawi. They have grown the charity from a small concern run from their spare bedroom to one that now employs over 200 Malawian staff and works with 15,000 local part time staff and volunteers over six large districts.

Their tireless dedication and drive has helped Malawians:

  • plant over 24 million trees
  • protect fish in the world’s ninth largest and most biodiverse freshwater lake
  • build 125,000 fuel-efficient cookstoves
  • protect Malawi’s few remaining forests.

They also support local education, agriculture and healthcare facilities near Ripple Africa’s base in northern Malawi.

The charity:

  • runs eight preschools
  • supports six primary schools, a secondary school and a community library
  • supports four clinics and a local hospital
  • helps local people grow fruit trees and sweet potatoes and start livestock businesses
  • runs a community support project for over 170 people living with disabilities.

As a team, we are immensely proud that they have been recognised for their hard work and amazing achievements and we can’t wait to celebrate with them when they receive their awards!

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