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Meredith Brokaw sets up business in Malawi

Sometimes the greatest deeds come from the simplest ideas. Meredith Brokaw noticed on a trip to Malawi tomatoes were left to rot at the end of the season. So she helped set up a canning and preserving business for the women there, who are selling their canned goods and making a living for their …

Malawi

A Surprising Barrier To Clean Water: Human Nature

In many parts of the developing world, drinking a glass of water can be deadly — especially for young children, who can die of diarrheal diseases contracted from dirty water.<p>So getting clean water to people in the developing world has been a top priority for aid groups for a long time. But it's …

In Malawi, Evangelicals Don't Doubt Climate Change

The river once teemed with fish and was lined by lush banana trees. Now it's a dry, scorched trail of barren sand. In Fombe village, Malawi, climate change is not a matter of political or scientific debate. It's a matter of survival.<p>I recently visited Fombe and several other villages throughout …

Why Are People in Malawi So Hungry?

How climate change has wreaked havoc on an otherwise tranquil nation.<p>Maxwell Nkosi and his wife Mcuzi sit across from me on a wooden bench outside their tiny mud brick house in Pende, a village in the southern region of Malawi. Seated between them are two of their six children, small girls wiggling …

Malnutrition in Malawi: is permaculture the solution?

As the third highest per capita consumers of maize in the world, Malawi's dependence on a grain with high energy content but low protein, fat, and …