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The 2016 AGM of Chanasa took place on Sunday 4 September in Soche East, Blantyre, Malawi. Women from all the groups were represented along with Akuzikie, Judith, Susan and other trustees. The photos are of Judith and Akuzikie at the front, the women at the meeting and Akuzikie showing the material form MUST (Malawi University of Science and Technology) from which Chanasa have been asked to make sample products.
The ladies in all the goups in Malawi worked really hard to complete the order of products for the College of Medicine on time. They completed 10 bags, 20 ties, 20 Bow ties, 50 scarves, 50 serviettes, 20 table runners and 350 chair covers in only a few weeks. Susan ran a workshop while she was in Malawi to teach a group how to make the bowties and then they completed the 20 required. The ladies had production lines running to complete the products. The bags were so popular that they were asked to make more!
The SOKO Fund Student we are supporting is Karen Mhango. Susan was able to speak to her while she was in Malawi.
This is some news from Susan in Malawi that I received yesterday, she has a lot to sort out but seems to be doing pretty well. I will keep the website updated so please check www.chanasachifundomalawi.org (This is a slightly different website
Susan has safely arrived in Lilongwe on her latest trip to Malawi. She is travelling to Blantyre on Monday 22 August. Please keep checking the news section of the website for updated information.
We have just heard that the money raised from the concert last October has gone to Karen Mhango. Karen is studying Education at Mzuzu University to become a teacher.
Today Susan and Lynn visited Chilomoni in the morning to check and sort a huge number of products to bring back to the UK and in the afternoon visited the Soche East Women's Group and talked to them about how their group was working.