We’re now pretty much at the end of this trip to Malawi and very fortunate to be able to grab a couple of days at the lake before our flight home. Makuzi beach is probably the most beautiful place in Malawi and truly idyllic – a million miles away from the poverty and hard lives of our farmers who are only some 80km from here. In many ways this sums up Malawi: a land of contrasts; a land of beauty and broken-ness.
There is so much to admire about Malawi – the beauty of the mountains and lake; the strength of families and community; the rich vein of faith running through society – and yet poverty and pain are never far away. Beauty and broken-ness.
It’s really not difficult to fall in love with Malawi, but it is incredibly challenging to try to bring some lasting change. We have some innovative programmes and a great bedrock of support from Scotland (thank you!) and together we will keep working to do what we can to bring beauty out of broken-ness.