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Debriefing & Farewell dinner 9/10 – Departing thoughts as we leave Malawi 9/11

On Friday four of us from the GAIA-US and three from the GAIA-Malawi office spent most of the day de-briefing and going over next steps, questions small and large and discussing our intervention strategies. In short, our current areas of … Continue reading

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Malawi College of Health Sciences & Chigodi Women’s Center of Blantyre Synod – 9/8 & 9/9

For today’s trek to the Malawi College of Health Sciences, we were hoping to see some of the GAIA nursing scholarship recipients – a visit which had been inspiring to those on the last GAIA trip here who had seen … Continue reading

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Microfinance in Thyolo District and a primer on Freehold lands – 9/7

We head east and then south this morning toward Luchenza in the Thyolo district where GAIA’s micro finance program is headquartered. Again vast tea plantations along the way but more about that later. We arrive at GAIA’s local office, a … Continue reading

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Misango Village Mobile Health Clinic & Nsoma+Kanyandula+Mphuchika Villages (St Luke’s) 9/6

Eight of us drove again toward Mount Mulange including an Ethiopian pediatrician who was mostly raised in the US, studied at UCLA and is now taking some time to travel in Malawi and Ethiopia and perhaps elsewhere to also work … Continue reading

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Blantyre – Open Arms orphan care 9/4

With a local visit today we got to sleep in a bit since we left at 10:00 rather than the usual 8:00 – a nice reprieve! All of the GAIA staff and Sally Rankin from UCSF International Nursing program were … Continue reading

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Mpala school and Nsona Village 9/3

We headed out this morning in 3 SUVs as we had the 10 of us plus Jones Laviwa, GAIA’s outstanding Country Director, as well as Alice Bvumbwe, Chief Staffer in Blantyre and Gertrude Chipungu, Chief Staffer in Llongwe as well … Continue reading

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Mulanje District – Moloza mobile clinic and Village of Duswa 9/2

An amazing day! We headed east from Blantyre and once outside the city saw more and more of the rural scenes that paint the Malawian picture: – an old woman leaning on her hoe in a small plot of land … Continue reading

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