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Cyclone Idai has brought flooding to the southern parts of Malawi. The country started receiving heavy rains from 5 to 10 March resulting in destructive flash floods especially in the Southern Region. Some of the ladies in our groups have been affected.
On Thursday 7th March 2019, Margaret Phiri from the US Embassy visited the Lotus Project. Gift of the Givers showed their DVD, which gives an overview of their work, followed by a visual introduction of the staff in the GOTG Team.
Fairtrade Fortnight is the two weeks each year when thousands of individuals, companies and groups across the UK come together to celebrate the people who grow our food, people who live in some of the poorest countries in the world and who are often exploited and badly paid.
In Chester, Chifundo have joined with And Albert and Chester Fairtrade group to run a stall in Chester Market. Read more...
Thank you to eveyone who supported and helped at the coffee morning at Hoole URC Church on Saturday 23 February. There was a lovely atmosphere and it was well attended. £304 was raised and it will all go to help women and girls in Malawi.
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.