NEW BOREHOLES INSTALLED FOR PETILOS AND LUMWELA
The new boreholes for Petilos and Lumwela have now been installed, the work was completed on Thursday of this week, amidst great celebrations and dancing. Many thanks to our donors, especially those in our local area of Nuneaton, Atherstone and Tamworth, plus our new donors in Winchfield Hampshire, you have helped us out yet again! The boreholes will transform the lives of everyone in these villages, especially health wise. Both villages are quite small and have recently been brought under the stewardship of Chief Michael Chinthowa, we have however been caring for orphans there for several years now. Petilos is particularly poor even by Malawi standards, being quite remote it suffers more than most villages in the area, their main crops until recently have been tobacco and maize, the monopoly on tobacco has meant that prices never kept pace with growing costs, this meant that the small growers became poorer and poorer. With Group Chief Michaels help we should be able to encourage them to plant a far more varied crop and to plant and harvest more than once a year.