The Village of Mbungo
Goats are not simply a source of meat and milk
for the locals. They now collect dung and
use it as a fertiliser.
We have developed a project where needy families
in Mbungo are given a goat. When that goat is impregnated by a
ram, the kid is given to the next needy family on the list. In
this way we hope that many families will soon have a goat of their
Growing vegetables, like so much else on Likoma,
had previously been thwarted by the lack of fresh water. Previously,
water had only been available from the lake, but we have helped
the locals create their own water stands.
This has had a far reaching impact. The locals
can now make bricks, creating much sturdier and safer dwellings.
They can also start to cultivate their own gardens, leading to
The water project has now been extended intro
Nkhwazi. Our dream is that, in time, every village on Likoma Island
will have its own Water Stand.