The Overlooked Children of Africa- Climate Disruption Tour Day 2

Today we spent a full day visiting Fombe village in the Chickhwawa district. We met with many of the families (all farmers) and learned a lot about how they are trying to adapt to the changing and uncertain rainfall. We heard story after story of farmers telling us that before the rains used to come in October now they come in December. Here's a group of us in Fombe village today.When the rains do come they come in downpours leading to significant flooding problems in the surrounding … [Read more...]

The Overlooked Children of Africa- Climate Disruption Tour Energy Poverty

by Alexei LaushkinEnergy poverty is a major challenge when it comes to climate change and Malawi. Only 6% of the country has acess to electricity, with the vast majority of that power coming from centralized grid systems in the cities.¬†Without energy you are literally in the dark.Here's an example of the sort of energy access available in one of the villages we visited.This is what energy poverty looks like in the villages of Malawi. This is the only light this family owns. … [Read more...]

Testimonies from Africa

by Alexei LaushkinOver the last week I had the privilege and opportunity to learn from two men with powerful testimonies. Rev. Osborne, the general secretary of the Council of Churches of Malawi and Rev. Moses, the President of the Council of Churches of Zambia as they toured greater Washington to talk about the impacts of climate change on the least of these in both of their countries.It was really a moving experience for me. Both shared countless personal stories about how people … [Read more...]


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