Matilda with James during a home visit in Malawi

Celebrating Matilda on International Women’s Day

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There are many inspiring and wonderful women in Malawi to celebrate this International Women’s Day. Matilda is one of them.

Matilda runs our Disabilities and Rehabilitation project in Malawi, providing vital care and support to over 120 children, young adults and their families.

One of our physio volunteers said, “I learnt more from Matilda through her incredible strength and loving, patient approach to each and every client while still juggling being a wife and mother. She would go far beyond just doing her job and would spend time educating families on various other aspects to empower and encourage them.”

This really sums up Matilda. She is so dedicated to her work, visiting clients at home and hosting group sessions. In between Matilda is busy arranging referrals for operations and equipment too but all of this makes a huge difference.

Every small development is celebrated and some recent achievements include:

  • Ten clients with cerebral palsy achieving various goals including sitting unaided, crawling, standing with support, walking, speech improvements and helping with chores like washing up.
  • Six clients with club foot had corrective surgery and can now walk independently.
  • A client with TB of the spine is walking again after four years of rehabilitation.

If you would like to support the work Matilda does, visit https://rippleafrica.org/project/disabilities-and-rehabilitation-in-malawi-africa/

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