When Mayankho returned home his father thanked Open Arms and commented with tears in his eyes that “he couldn’t believe that Mayankho was not only alive but big and strong too.”
After a short stay at our infant home, he moved back to his village once he was well enough, right in between Chikwawa and Nsanje, to live with his aunt. She was also caring for his older sister while his father lived in the same village supporting the family with his vegetable sales.
Under the watchful eye of Kondwani, a project to rebuild Mayankho’s house started on 12th July. Bricks and river sand were purchased as well as other materials needed. Kondwani reported that ‘it takes me about 2 ½ hours to drive to the house after buying materials so the job took some days’. He visited the project twice a week during the build to check on progress and make sure the family were kept up to date.
Last week, we were delighted to receive a shared commendation alongside 13 other charities for our response to the Cyclone Idai disaster.
The event, hosted by the Scotland Malawi Partnership, was presided over by HRH The Princess Royal who took a great interest in all the work happening in Malawi and was very generous with her time, stopping to find out more about each charity.
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