Tag: charity

The final day – how WaterAid makes a difference…

It was our final full day visiting communities in Malawi today. The difference made to both villages by addressing the issues of hygiene and sanitation was clearly evident. In both places they now have latrines for each house, which put a...

July 21, 2015

Day 4 in Malawi – the well is the mother of the village…

Wow! What a contrast to yesterday’s visit to the health clinic. Today we visited two villages where WaterAid and its partners have worked with the communities to totally transform their lives. The welcome we received at both villages was colourful,...

July 17, 2015

Day 3 in Malawi – a day of two halves…

It was a long day today. We headed up to Kasungu, which is a smaller town in the central region. After meeting the council we went on to a local school. The school has over 4,800 pupils and it felt like most...

July 16, 2015

Day 2 in Malawi – the Lilongwe water board and the Kamuzu Dam…

So today was my first full day in Malawi, which started rather early with a very loud call to prayer across the city at 5am – still, he had a good voice! Our first visit was to the WaterAid offices...

July 14, 2015

Arriving in Malawi…

Photo – arriving into Lilongwe. It still amazes me how far we can travel in such a short time. I find it incredible that I left heavy rain in London and 15 hours later – travelling via Addis Ababa –...

July 14, 2015

Day 3 in Uganda – a day in Ojili…

Today we spent the day in Ojili village with Deborah and her family. Deborah is married to Michael, who is a teacher at the local school, and they have three children. Pirus is 6, Oscar is 4 and Thomas is 8...

November 21, 2014

Welcome to Uganda

Day 1 Woke up to my alarm at 5am. I had a surprisingly good night’s sleep. I got up and did what I do every morning and had a shower to wake myself up. Then it started to dawn on...

November 19, 2014

One day to go

I’m flying out tomorrow and preparations are in full swing, so I wanted to quickly do another update! Whilst in Uganda I hope to be able to update you daily with Twitter and this blog, but this will be dependent...

November 14, 2014

Two days to go…

On Saturday (15th November) I fly out to Uganda for the WaterAid supporters trip. I have been so excited about this trip for the past eight months, telling everyone I meet about WaterAid and why I am going to Uganda....

November 13, 2014