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Handwashing and Masks in Malawi

We have provided buckets, bowls and soap for the ladies in Malawi.  They are also making masks.  Read more and see more pictures here.


£2,500 Grant from Pignatelli Foundation

We are very plesed to have heard that we are being given a grant of £2,500 from The Carmela and Ronnie Pignatelli Foundation for empowering girls and women in Malawi through the Lotus Project.  It will pay for packs for 300 girls.  Read more...


First Training Session at Chisombezi School

At Chisombezi School 850 girls need training and Lotus packs.  Chanasa is completing this in groups of 100 girls at a time. These pictures are from the first group of 100 to be trained alongisde the staff, their mothers and some boys.


Progress at Chisombezi School

The building work has started at Chisombezi School.  A toilet block with four toilets and 2 changing rooms is being constructed.The soak pit and foundations have been completed.


Chisombezi School Mothers Training

Elizabeth Mtemba and some of the group leaders Constance, Chifundo and Agness went to Chisombezi School today, 18 March 2020, to teach the Mothers' Group how to make reusuable sanitary pads.  Elizabeth says: "There were 11 women and the training went on well.


Barrel for Malawi

We are shipping 1,500 pairs of panties (donated by Smalls for All in Scotland) to Malawi for the Lotus packs for School girlsin a barrel for the first time.  Jean, Derrie and Edward have helped Susan to do the packing.


Appeal for Chisombezi School

We have been asked to provide Lotus Packs for 825 girls at Chisombezi School and toilet and changing room facitlites for them.  Chisombezi school is a large rural primary school outside of Blantyre, it has over 3,100 students and 37 teachers.  It is in a poor area.  We have recieved a grant for £


Lotus Packs at Chikuli School

Lotus packs were given out to over 200 girls at Chikuli School by a team from Gift of the Givers, Chanasa and Chifundo.  The packs were explained to the girls, each was presented with one and then the newly built washrooms were handed over to the girls.  This gives them somewhere to wash and chan