Field News

Never Compromise on Self-Respect

Good things come in small packages. This has proven to be true for Jyoti, who is a village health worker. Barely 5 feet tall, this mother of two has seen more downs than ups in life. Her alcoholic father abandoned his family when Jyoti was very young and she was...Read more

Jenifer's First Year at University

I eagerly set out on the 30 minute drive to meet with Jenifer Godfrey in her home village – a small community near a river where she lives with her aunts.  Jenifer started at University last year, the first in her family or community to achieve such an accomplishment. We...Read more

Determined to Learn

On our second day in the field, we received some concerning news:  Shabnam Jahan, the student whose success at her KGBV school had been followed by Join My Village’s team for the past couple of years, was very ill and would not be able to meet us. Furthermore, she lives...Read more

Harriet Chenembu Dreams of Becoming a Nurse

Harriet Chenembu, now 16 and a student at Kafukule secondary school, vows that she will go to any length to become a nurse. When she closes her eyes, she sees herself in a nursing uniform, epaulette and cap, assisting patients in her community.While she appreciates that there are a lot...Read more

The Invisible Wounds

There is a saying that “one person’s bone is another’s meat” and I was thinking about that with regard to Join My Village and the work that has been done in the past five years. While some here in Malawi value education and give their full support to those who...Read more