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Un-bee-lievable: our fourth group of colleague volunteers head to Malawi

This October our fourth group of colleague volunteers headed to Malawi as part of our Malawi Farm Project.

Our colleagues Steven Hackett, Jakub Horacek, Pedro Santos and Paul Andrews from Abel & Cole, Louty Fall and Jarek Boguslaw Kudlaty from MyFresh Chicksands, John Reynolds from Aunt Bessie’s and Keith Porter, David Birkett and Tyson Train from our bakery, Jacksons, are currently in the Ntcheu District on a nine-day trip to see the project in action.

Since their arrival on Saturday, our volunteers have been helping the farmers to build beehives, experienced a permaculture tour at Kusamala, had Chichewa language lessons to learn basic greetings and they’ve learnt more about the Malawian culture to make the most of their time out there.

Our five-year Malawi Farm Project aims to help a local village of over 1,000 farmers in the Ntcheu District be self-sustainable and food-secure. It’s about more than simply writing a cheque which is why twice a year, in May and October, 10 of our colleagues go to visit the project and get involved, taking with them bags of enthusiasm and knowledge to share.

Meet William Mtwasa – he has been teaching farmers and our colleagues how to build beehives:

And these are photos of our colleagues getting stuck in to building the hives:








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