For me, it started, rather unglamorously, in Sainsbury’s in Bath in 2007, packing up people’s shopping into those bright orange bags. The next year I arrived in Blantyre on a three week trip with Kingswood School.
In 2007 I made my first trip with my daughter, and in July I will return for my eighth visit. Each time it is like going home. I am always amazed at the country which has so much poverty but is so rich in its warmth and generosity to mankind.
We are a lively, dynamic team who support essential services for orphaned babies and vulnerable children in Malawi. As a small Charity, we rely on volunteers so that we can make donations go as far as possible.
Erin volunteered in Malawi and Tanzania, during her gap year and on her blog she reflects on her journey and experiences. Erin spent some time at Open Arms and shared her thoughts and stories of her time with us.