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Charities & Development Linked to Tourism

Barefoot Safaris

Barefoot Safaris are involved in a number of charity projects in Malawi.

SOS Children's Village

SOS Children's Village is on the outskirts of Lilongwe. Guests coming out donate toys and clothes to the children. We have received several donations in the past and they were highly appreciated by the staff and children at the village.

Chinjoli School (Rumphi District)

At the moment we are busy building the administration block at the school which consists out of an office for the Head Master, a library and a staff room. The school and community are actively involved - they have moulded and fired 80,000 bricks, river and dambo sand were carried by school children, parents, uncles, aunts, grannies etc to the building site. We have received more than GBP£900 through small donations which is controlled by us and we send money as the need arises. We also oversee the building process.

A full soccer kit was donated by Mrs Jane Galloway, who has been on several Barefoot Safaris as well as hundreds of educational books and stationary. A further 22 boxes are presently on their way from the UK to Malawi from Mrs Galloway with library books and clothes for the school. We control this and see that it gets to the school and that it is utilized properly.

House Building

Barefoot is involved in building houses for the local community also through donations. Money is donated and we utilise it by buying the building materials and see that the owners of the houses are also involved
in the building process etc. Two houses have been completed to date. These are proper brick buildings with brick walls - plastered, cement floor, windows and an iron sheet roof.

Helard Kaunda

Helard Kaunda is six years old. He was born with club-feet and could hardly walk. Through a missionary we contacted Dr Lavy in Blantyre and he agreed to operate on Helard. Barefoot has provided clothes and food for him and his mother's stay in Blantyre. Helard had 2 successful operations and today he is walking like a normal child. He also received a brand new bicycle from Mr Ray Case (missionary) and he is a happy child today.