We have had a great time here and it is difficult to believe that our visit is almost over. Today we are meeting in Lilongwe with the development committee, a few of the folks from Kamanzi, some Nkoma Relief and Development staff and World Renew staff to begin making plans for the future.
The Kamanzi folks along with the development committee are meeting right now in small groups to identify areas of need. Yesterday Peter Timmerman, the Regional Director of World Renew led a workshop in Kamanzi to identify the successes and the fruit of the projects that have been going on. It has been very good for us to hear some of the benefits that have come to families through the projects we are supporting. Many of the families who have received goats or soy and ground nut loans have used the increased income to pay for their children's secondary school fees, or to improve their homes. There are a few entrepreneurs who have also 'invested' in small trading enterprises to increase their income even more.
These are some photos of the last day of meetings: