Advent in Malawi

Photo by Clive Mear

We were in Malawi. It was a warm day in June when we arrived in Fombe village in the Shire river valley. Though this was a river valley there was no running waters or tributaries in this village.We approached a home where a mother of four was busy preparing her family’s daily meal. She cooked over a large open air fire just to the right of her home. We approached and setup a meeting spot to conduct our interview.I’ll never forget asking her to show us her nighttime light source. She came … [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...]


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