Malawi | Malawi




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  1. Ilke says:

    Thank you so much Dave and Anna!!! To share these thoughts and the experiences. I hope we can see eachother once you can take a breath. Maybe to plant some trees with us in Belgium at our tree planting event 20 March ?
    Hugs
    Ilke

  2. Tysa says:

    Dave and Anna,
    Thank you for 12000 + km of seeing Africa through your eyes. I am envious to see an action which makes sense in your sphere and pray that I might find one in mine.
    I remain changed by Africa, a fact which can not be altered, and that is for the good. I remain frustrated and looking to be hopeful, to find a real way to proceed in Maternal Mortality, now 553/100,00 births , an unspeakable number . (you know from being there though , the folly of numbers or census of any kind since most folks don’t live on any kind of national scale, but rather day to day, counting only on themselves and thier local community….they expect nothing from thier governments and from what I have seen,they get less. they are never really counted, they don’t count to their governments, so why do it)
    I continue to read the experts in Africa on maternal mortality talk about increasing the number of healthcare providers, getting helthcare into a place where no mother is more than 25K from help , but gosh, this seems unlikely.
    I continue to try, and like the environment, it is theoretically possible to minimize the damage, it is just a question of making it a reality. It wont work by lipservice and/or by well meaning completely confused unrealistic organizations who deal with the government, (the bridge joke) or whether we will be able to find a way to really on a community level. I am trying to be hopeful, you are younger than me though.
    It becomes time that those of us who want to work anonymously and with our hands, and who have fallen in love with Africa step forward…not going in money first ,( although it doesnt hurt when not used as bribes for people to come listen which then breeds the whole payoff culture, or to some government official for that fictitious bridge, )
    Thank you for a year and a half of beautiful insights,
    T

  3. Tysa says:

    Dave and Anna,
    Thank you for 12000 + km of seeing Africa through your eyes. I am envious to see an action which makes sense in your sphere and pray that I might find one in mine.
    I remain changed by Africa, a fact which can not be altered, and that is for the good. I remain frustrated and looking to be hopeful, to find a real way to proceed in maternal mortality, now 553/100,00 births , an unspeakable number . (you know from being there though , the folly of numbers or census of any kind since most folks don’t live on any kind of national scale, but rather day to day, counting only on themselves and their local community….they expect nothing from their governments and from what I have seen,they get less. they are never really counted, they don’t count to their governments, so why do it)
    I continue to read the experts in Africa on maternal mortality talk about increasing the number of healthcare providers, getting helthcare into a place where no mother is more than 25K from help , but gosh, this seems unlikely.
    I continue to try, and like the environment, it is theoretically possible to minimize the damage, it is just a question of making it a reality. It wont work by lipservice and/or by well meaning completely confused unrealistic organizations who deal with the government, (the bridge joke) or whether we will be able to find a way to really heip on a community level. I am trying to be hopeful, you are younger than me though.
    It becomes time that those of us who want to work anonymously and with our hands, and who have fallen in love with Africa step forward…not going in money first ,( although it doesnt hurt when not used as bribes for people to come listen which then breeds the whole payoff culture, or to some government official for that fictitious bridge, )
    Thank you for a year and a half of beautiful insights,
    T

  4. roxane says:

    Super! Je suis émue de lire toutes ces réflexions intelligentes, cette énergie que vous avez, ce sens de l’engagement! Et puis c’était vraiment génial de vous revoir à Ixelles et de discuter de tout ça! Bonne continuation à vous, c’est super ce que vous faites! Tout gros bisous!

  5. bonjour depuis la Dordogne,
    je ne laisse pas souvent de commentaire mais je suis toujours contente de lire vos articles, moi non plus je ne fais plus trop de velo, mal aux genoux et trop de distances et de cotes ici.. j’ai du me resoudre a acheter une voiture, mais à part ca mon mode de vie est beaucoup plus ecologique qu’a Paris.
    je n’ai pas encore lu tout cet article, mais on pourrait peut etre se voir bientot a Bruxelles ..
    bises
    Françoise

  6. Laurence says:

    Chers Annabelle et Dave,

    J’ai beaucoup pensé à vous ces derniers jours, surtout depuis qu’un méchant recruteur m’ait dit ‘votre CV transpire l’idéalisme! Réveillez-vous de votre monde de Bisounours, vous allez vous faire bouffer par le monde du travail!’… Quelle baffe en pleine figure…

    Comment vivre dans le monde occidental en ne se laissant pas ‘bouffer’, en effet… je suis sûre qu’il y a mille et une manières, mais à nous de trouver les plus adaptées… A nos livres donc, comme tu dis (pour commencer). J’ai quelques lectures en perspective, mais plus sur le changement climatique en général, des réflexions sociologiques et d’autres critiques de maintes disciplines. Pas grand chose jusqu’ici, mais je compte bien élargir cela lors de mes qqs mois de chômage à venir… et toi, shit happens, mais ça comporte du positif aussi.

    Je suis heureuse de me rendre compte que je ne suis pas la seule à penser que ce monde doit changer, ça donne de l’espoir, mais en même temps toujours plus de questions aussi.

    Portez-vous bien, je suis de tout coeur avec vous et vous remercie de votre enthousiasme débordant. Je vous suis, de loin certes, mais je vous suis…

    A bientôt!
    Laurence

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