The people of Kapita are still working on their Community Centre, 3 years since it was started. In August 2016, Empower Malawi supported the people of Kapita to complete the whole outer structure of the Earthship that gives it its flower petal shape.
I joined the Empower Malawi team in 2010 as a fresh young graduate with no experience about development work. A scientist at heart, equipped with theories, hope and confidence amassed from the long lecture hours, I was eager to get down to work. I cared less where and how.
It’s important to be clear about who you are impacting , the specifics of what is going to be done with the money raised (the more tangible the better) and why this is important to you/ your team. We are emotional beings and as per the ever popular
It started like a cat playing with a teddy bear when I met Ben Cole an Australian citizen who is currently consulting for the United Nations International Children’s’ Education Fund (UNICEF) in Malawi.
So far there has been good progress. More and more people now understand what our project is about and in particular they understand their roles to achieving our vision of making Kapita a self reliant area, with booming businesses powered by green energy.
I was 4 years old as I stood with my mother in a crowded public bus in Kandy, Sri Lanka. I heard the drop of coins across the floor of the bus as an elderly women prepared to pass her bus fare to the conductor who was squeezing through.