Field News

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

Our Bond Has Seen Rhoda Through

When we first introduced Rhoda Chaima to you in 2009, little did we know then that she would become the woman that she is today.  She has succeeded despite the demoralizing environment that most girls face in the rural communities of Kasungu. Many would succumb to the pressure to get...Read more

Kamtimbo School Management Committee Acting in a Bee Formation

“They have been waiting for you at the site of resource mobilization and you can go and meet them there,” said one of the teachers as we approached. “Do you need an escort?” he went on to inquire– typical of the Malawian hospitality. When we finally arrived at our destination,...Read more

Mentoring the Mentor

Even the best teachers need guidance once in a while. Basanti is a JMV mentor for the adolescent group in her village Mirzapur and while she is now a strong, skilled and a confident mentor, who was unanimously elected by the girls of Rashmi adolescent group to serve as their...Read more