August 2010:Mac Nkhutabasa has completed a sponsored cycle ride from Blantyre to Lake Malawi to raise funds for Chimwemwe. The gruelling ride took place over the last weekend in July, 2010 and has raised K200 000 (approximately £900).
Afterwards, a tired Mac was pleased with the achievement.
“The money raised will help the project enormously. We are looking to be able to buy some land and this event has gone a long way to helping us achieve that goal.”
The land will be useful on many levels. Firstly, the goal is to be able to build a centre for the project, which will have office space, space for the children and also kitchens to help with providing a good meal each day to the children. In addition, the land will be used to teach the children how to grow vegetables - an essential life-skill that orphans would otherwise miss out on. The children are very excited about this, although more excited about eating the food that will be grown!
We are hoping to be able to raise the rest of the money needed to buy the land very soon.