Like Riding a Bike

After my freshman year of college, I traveled to Zambia through my school, Gonzaga University. I studied the psychology of chimpanzees and the biology of birds and plants in the Copper Belt region of Zambia, about an hour away from a town called Chingola. Malawi shares part of its western border with Zambia, and both …

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Why Malawi?

It’s a fair question. It’s not an African country a typical American knows. I traveled to Malawi because I am on the board of directors for a non-profit organization called EKARI Foundation, which operates in Malawi and aims to empower Malawians to create sustainable livelihoods, primarily through education. I joined EKARI a year after I …

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An Outsider’s Observations on Malawi

Every person I have met in Malawi is a hard worker that wants to improve their livelihood, but the vast majority are extremely poor. No one has more, some have certain things that others don’t, but all are on the same level of hunger and poverty. Many people in the street wear clothes donated by …

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Update from Malawi!

Mulibwanji from Malawi! I arrived in Blantyre from Johannesburg by way of NYC on Fridayevening, so I’ve had a few days to adjust to the 8 hour time difference. I have to admit though… It’s only 6pm and I am ready for bed! I am here with EKARI Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Seattle but operates in Phalombe, Malawi. …

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