The food that we supply is distributed in Malawi by Dr Tracy Morse through orphanages and feeding stations in partnership with such agencies as Joshua Foundation, Open Arms Infants Home, Steka Orphanage and so on. As well as feeding thousands of orphaned or vulnerable children every day we have supplied the following to help prevent hunger or illness and help people to help themselves.
(Dr Morse, nee Thomson from Pitcaple near Inverurie, has lived and worked in Malawi since 2000 as a Health Initiative Project Manager on behalf of Strathclyde University and is funded by the Scottish Government. She carries out her work for F.R.O.M. Scotland on a voluntary basis.)
As well as providing food for over 2,500 children every day we have supplied:
- More than 1600 mosquito nets for families in several villages across Malawi
- 30 bicycle ambulances to allow patients from rural villages to get to a health centre or hospital
- Water treatment tablets for many family huts to supply clean water
- Funds for bore holes in rural villages to supply clean water
- Rocket stoves in feeding stations to help preserve wood supplies
- Starter packs of maize, beans and fertilizer to help families become self-sufficient
- £5000 to Ekwendeni Hospital in Northern Malawi to help repair damage caused by a whirlwind
- Funds to build new school classrooms (with solar power)
- Funds to build new medical clinics in rural villages where these clinics were originally held under trees
- Funds for a new birthing unit to replace one destroyed by storms
- Funds for new feeding stations to replace grass huts which were previously used
- Funds to build a maize mill at the same location to make the feeding stations self-sufficient
- Funds to have the roof repaired at a maternity unit
- We support the Paediatric Ward at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Blantyre
- We have shipped more than 150 hospital beds donated by Aberdeen Royal Infirmary to Queen Elizabeth and Chikwawa Hospitals
- We sent out two portable X-ray machines donated by Rowett Institute
- None of this would have been possible without the many generous donations we have received from individuals and companies which have enabled us to raise over £400,000 to date.
- So far we have sent out 7 shipping containers (one of which was donated by OEG Offshore, Aberdeen) containing medical supplies, hospital beds, clothing, hand knitted children’s clothes, medical equipment and lots of football kits, everything donated by supporters of our charity.