The weather has been fabulous, as it has been sunny and warm and the rains have gone, leaving clear blue skies behind. The forest is lush and green, and creates the perfect contrast to the azure waters of the enormous Lake Malawi.
Our orphan clothing project has continued and is now its fourth year. Basically, we source old cushions and make clothing from the covers for orphaned and disadvantaged children in the local community. Billy, our local tailor, remakes the cushion covers into charming outfits for the children who are looked after by a man - appropriately named Vision.
Vision runs an informal orphan feeding program. Vision and his wife provide one meal a day for these children. Vision has created a small vegetable garden which he uses to produce food for the children as well as funds to aid his project by selling surplus produce. Most of the fresh produce at Mumbo Camp also comes from this garden, thus continuing the virtuous cycle.