18 May 2018
My housemate Linus, who is in Malawi for Weltwärts, has switched to Taste of Malawi now. We’ve planned a lot of cool things, and working on a project together is way quicker than working on it alone.
The best example of this is the renovation of our rooms. As already announced, we have been busy with this over the last few weeks. It took us a little longer then expected, because the daily business went on normally. So we basically had to paint around the women. I do not want to think about how long it would have taken me without Linus’ active support! After a few weekend shifts we are finally finished and are very proud of the result.
In the last two weeks we also had support from two new volunteers: Dominique from Germany and Mohamed from Egypt. The two travel through Africa and capture everything on Mohamed’s YouTube channel. Since they already have some experience in film making, they made some videos for Taste of Malawi. You can look forward to seeing them – the videos provide a great insight into the lives of the women and into the project.
For the next few weeks there is a lot of planning to do again. Linus and I want to create a tourist program to give interested people the opportunity to visit the project. This will allow them to see how the products are made and to become a part of Taste of Malawi. In addition, this gives our women the opportunity to improve their English and the way they present and sell their products. It also promotes cultural exchange and both sides hopefully take new inspiration from these visits.
Fun fact: You won’t be invited to a wedding. You simply go, no matter if you know the hosts or not. It is enough if you know someone who knows someone who knows the bride and groom. So it sometimes happens that you go to three weddings on a single day.Zurück zur ÜbersichtBack to overview