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A typical day of Alison's Malawian Life

Submitted by alison on 16 July 2008 - 4:29am    

This is my typical work day. 

Prices of items in Malawi

Submitted by alison on 16 July 2008 - 4:27am    

Prices of items in Malawi

I always think money is interesting so I thought I would let you know what some prices of items are in Salima.  If you want to know the price of anything else please let me know.  alisonsilversides@gmail.com

Some events

Submitted by alison on 9 July 2008 - 11:33pm    

I haven't posted in awhile for I have been away from internet and very busy at work.

Farming is Hard

Submitted by william on 3 July 2008 - 11:16am    

I had my host-father, Mr. Sani, arrange a "farming date" for me with his friend Mr. Sumani.  I got up at 6 in the morning, ate breakfast, then went over to Mr. Sumani's compound to see if he was ready.  Mr. Sumani wanted a translator so we waited for his son, Idress, and my host-brother, Latif.  We biked for about a half hour out to his farm on the sandiest dirt roads imaginable.  It felt like I was on a pedal boat at times.  After arriving, exhausted, we grabbed some milk from Mr. Sani's cattle, then started to work.

Differences between Malawi and Canada

Submitted by alison on 23 June 2008 - 7:02am    



Submitted by alison on 20 June 2008 - 7:29am    

This was in a village, one kid got the guts to shake my hand and greet me.  Then about another dozen had to do the same and I couldn't stop smiling.


 This is near a school where we promote hygine and sanitation.

 This is at the lake at sundown.


Sorry for not posting- Heres a post.

Submitted by alison on 15 June 2008 - 11:40pm    


Blog June 17
I just got back from Ntchisi where Jenna is stationed. 
When I got back from Lilongwe I spent most of the week back with the first family I stayed with. So since that co-worker moved to Lilongwe I had to find somewhere else to move to on Friday. I ended up moving all my stuff over to Mary's house. She is working on the same project I am but for a different NGO. She lives with her 12 year old nephew during the week and on weekends she goes to Lilongwe to visit her husband and kids. But as soon as I left my things at Mary's I left for Ntchisi. On my way there I was riding a bike taxi and I was hit by another bike taxi. Nothing serious but sort of funny considering the main transport within Salima is bikes. So it is a 2.5 hour drive and I went with the NGOs vehicle from Salima then transferred to the Ntchisi vehicle once reaching Lilongwe. Long story short the 2.5 hour drive took 7 hours.

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