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Chanasa now has a new group of women who sew in a room at Limbe Cathedral. There are 7 ladies and the group leader is Yamikana. They are already working on the Edinburgh tote bags and Lotus Packs.
Also there are three (3) more tailors making a total of six (6).
The first 250 bags for a conference to be held in June 2019 at Edinburgh University have been completed. The women in Malawi worked hard to get them finished before Christmas. Now they have started work on the next 250.
The Chanasa Ladies in Malawi have an order for at least 1000 tote bags from Edinburgh University for a conference in June 2019.
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Chifundo UK and Chanasa Malawi have joined forces with Gift of the Givers, a large relief NGO based in Blantyre Malawi, to provide information about Menstrual Hygiene and to give school girls in rural areas and needy urban suburbs Lotus Packs so that they can have a positive experience of menstruation and not have to miss school each month.
This project is supported by US Aid.
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Susan has run a workshop at Ndirande to teach the women to make a tote bag and a sanitary pad.
Susan has arrived safely in Lilongwe although her last flight was rather delayed.
She had a good meeting with Mary (Chanasa chair).
A huge Thank You from Chifundo to the Chester Deo Gratais Choir for their donation of £700 from their recent concerts at All Saints in Hoole and in Elton.
A very successful evening. Eleven (11) ladies modelled and over sixty (60) people attended. £428 was raised for our work in Malawi. A brilliant result! Thank you to all who attended, all who modelled and all who helped and especially to Susan for all the organisation.