"The Forgotten Children"
Daily Express December 16th 2011
By Anna Pukas
Five years on - a fascinating follow-up article
from the feature on Sonia below. Click
here for link
"The true Angel of Africa"
Daily Express November 25th 2006
By Anna Pukas
"Sonia Waters devotes her life to improving
the lives of Malawi's most impoverished. Her incredible story
shows how, unlike Madonna, one person can bring hope to a whole
community without adoption."
Friday, December 08, 2006
The garden that's saving a Malawi village &
why it needs your help...Supplied with seed and tools by Englishwoman,
Sonia Waters, it is providing enough food that the 56 schoolchildren,
many orphaned by AIDS, no longer have to go to school without
breakfast. Or lunch.
After visiting the village of Likoma on holiday
in 2005 Sonia, wife of an eminent lawyer, set up a non profit
making organisation to help the villagers help themselves. Sonia
bought the land and supplied the seed to start the garden which
feeds the village and makes enough surplus to sell. Kale and lettuce
do particularly well. Now goats - in a specially built pen so
they can't ravage the countryside - have been added to the kitchen
garden area. This has transformed life for the villagers who used
to depend on subsistence fishing or, for just 40 islanders, jobs
at the one hotel. There are no shops.
But there's a problem. The women have to get up
at 4 am to bring water from the lake to the garden. They bring
the water on pots carried on their heads. They need a water pump.
Any money you can give via the website above will go straight
to this project.
Sonia already has a track record of effective
direct action. A scheme she started at a school The Gambia is
now self sustaining - which is what Sonia aims to achieve in Mbungo
Here is a clip of Sonia talking about
Please click here
for more information on how to help us with a donation!
Island Child Competition See the winning entrieshere!
Kaya Mawa Lodge Kaya Mawa lodge
is the main hotel on Likoma. We'd like to thank its Director James
and Suzie for their help and support. Without them, our projects
would be much further from reality.
About our Patron Click here for more about Gary Waldhorn,
Malawi Dream’s Patron.
Our sponsors Please click
here for more about the people and companies behind Malawi
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is Registered as a Charity in the UK, No. 1120976.