Nov 05

Matunkha Desktop Calendar November

The peculiar bird on the picture is a Ground Hornbill. A big bird with an enormous bill. We don’t see them very often in Malawi, as they are seriously endangered. Of course because of human behaviour. A Hornbill couple lays 2 eggs of which mostly only one will survive. But... read more →
Oct 08

Matunkha Desktop Calendar October

Malawi has many challenges. The population is growing and people need wood for warmth, cooking, burning bricks, building. And for all these, there are so little alternatives. This picture shows the burning of bricks with wood from the area from where we get our water. This has been going on... read more →
Aug 31

Matunkha Desktop Calendar September

Aids is still around, but due to the Aids medicins it plays a much smaller role in society. Because of these medicins, less people get ill and the danger for spreading the disease is considerably lower. There is still regularly hunger and water is likely to maintain a vulnerable asset... read more →
Aug 02

Matunkha Desktop Calendar August

“ Water is Life” is a famous and often used expression here. Drinking water and for plants of course, but also for cooking, fishing and transport. In our country is not a lot of development, as is illustrated with this boat, the common type on the Lake and in te... read more →
May 12

Matunkha Desktop Calendar May

There is more focus on nature in Malawi, which is good news. Recently Elephants have been translocated to area’s where there numbers have declined and together with that, the punischment for poaching has been tougher. Both of these are necessary, because nature is struggeling in this country with its growing... read more →
Mar 07

Matunkha Desktop Calendar March

Sometimes a picture does not need to be 100% sharp to be valuable. Like this one: a cheerful young boy, playing with an old bicycle wheel. Father, brothers, sisters and friends in the background in rural Rumphi. Where there is nothing, so everything that is redundant can be used as... read more →
Feb 01

Matunkha Desktop Calendar February

The Vervet Monkey is still quite common in Malawi. You can still spot them, even outside national parks and other protected areas. We mostly see them allongside roads and on camping sites, were they are quite bold in their behaviour. They are not very common in villages; there are too... read more →
Jan 05

Matunkha Desktop Calendar January

2017 Is history. Is was a good year for Matunkha and our work. This picture, we use a lot in our reports to show what we like to achieve in Malawi: beautiful, healthy, and happy children, living in an environment where it is safe, with good healthcare en proper education.... read more →
Dec 03

Matunkha Desktop Calendar December

Rainy season hast started and while I try to stay dry under a hopelessly leaking grassroof, this lady continues with her laundry. She obviously doesn't need the water from the borehole at the moment, but just to be accurate: it gives proper, clean, potable water. We have had it tested... read more →
Oct 26

Matunkha Desktop Calendar November

Elephant are remarkable animals, I think most people will agree. You don’t experience that very well in a zoo and our visitors often respond on our suggestion to see them in Vwaza: “we have already seen elephants”. Once in Vwaza, because we always persuade them to go anyway, their assumption... read more →