Around this time we celebrate the feast day of St Kizito, which commemorates his martyrdom on the 3rd June 1886, together with the 32 slain by King Mwanga II of Uganda.Today Malawi remains one of the poorest and less developed countries in the world, but its reputation remains “as the warm heart of Africa”.
This year it suffered a contraction in agriculture because of the late rains and some pockets of flooding which has adversely effected 80,000 hectares of cropland. Even so the country expects modest gains in their economy.
What is a sobering thought is that it is estimated nearly half the population still have to exist on 1 dollar a day. This makes any efforts to help even more essential in ensuring there is a future community buildup of leaders through improved education, who are better able to serve their respective communities.
Recently Fr Taylor wrote to us telling us the scholarship and students support program is running very well and making a real difference. Currently work is underway renovating the local community day school and we are funding the cost of the roof.
You would be pleased to hear that Fr. Taylor tells us there remains a great spirit amongst the people so that for him it is both an honour and a pleasure to work with them.
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