Category Archives: Malawi

Email from Fr. Joel about the Malawi Orphans 27-05-2015.


Fr. Joel said that he had gratefully received the donation of £1150 sent in March 2015 to the Living Bread Organisation which cares for the orphans in the Zomba district by fostering them out to families whose only financial support … Continue reading

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21st January 2015. Recipients of St. Chad’s Donation to Malawi.


Below you will be able to see the recipients of the food that St. Chad’s donation in December 2014 to Fr. Joel and the Living Bread Organisation has provided. Fr. Joel says “Here we pray for your family being our … Continue reading

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Tuesday 9th December 2014. Email from Fr. Joel thanking St. Chad’s for their donation In November.


Hi Paul and St. Chad’s, Thanks we have received funds for food and other items for sure the orphans and elderly will enjoy the Christmas festive and as we celebrate this wonderful season you should feel proud that you have … Continue reading

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3rd August 2014. News of the Malawi Orphans.


3-8-2014. News of Malawi Orphans. After the news in Father Joel’s last email about the elderly grandmother who has ten grandchildren to look after and had lost her house in recent storms, donations were made to help out with the … Continue reading

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9th June 2014. Photos of Clothes Distribution in Malawi from the B’ham Diocesan Container sent to Malawi in March 2014.


The Birmingham Diocesan Container has arrived in Malawi and Fr. Joel has received all that was donated to his community by St. Chad’s Church Congregation. Fr. Joel personally goes to deliver the clothes to each of the recipients.  Click the … Continue reading

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6th June 2014. Email and photos from Fr. Joel in Malawi.


News of Malawi.  June 6th 2014. See photos by clicking this link below: https://www.flickr.com/photos/13668983@N05/sets/72157645002211466 We recently received an email from Father Joel with the financial report for our last donation sent late March 2014. He says: “Please receive financial report, … Continue reading

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22-03-2014 Malawi Container Gets Filled.


Today the donations from St. Chad’s to the Malawi Orphans were taken by two cars (Bob Ilsley helped) to the container depot in Castle Vale.  Click the link below to see more photos.  Thank you again for the all the … Continue reading

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15th January 2014 Dec. 2013 Donation Received with Thanks by Malawi Orphans.


Fr. Joel has sent us the accounts for the last donation from St. Chad’s Church to the Living Bread Organisation.  It has paid for food and school fees for the secondary aged children. So, very grateful thanks to all at … Continue reading

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13th January 2014. Malawi Orphans’ new Peanut Crushing Machine.


A private donation has allowed the Living Bread Organisation (LBO), the charity in Zomba, Malawi which Fr. Joel Malanda chairs, to buy a peanut crushing machine, training and set up requirements.  This will enable the team of volunteers to make … Continue reading

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Email from Fr. Joel in Malawi on 19th December 2013.


Fr. Joel and the Living Bread Organisation say : “thank you very much for your email and thanks very much we have received the donation from St. Chad’s. On Monday 23 December, 2013 we will have distribution of items but school fees … Continue reading

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10th December 2013. Message from Fr. Joel.


Hi Paul Please receive financial report and oil machine presser photo. The trainer did not come on Saturday because he lost a relative and he has set 21 December, Saturday and he has charged training fees plus bottles and travel … Continue reading

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Email (9-9-2013) from Fr. Joel with news of the Malawi Orphans.


Below are the photos with the email sent by Fr. Joel showing the distribution of food purchased with the donation of £1100 from St. Chad’s in July 2013.  The pictures tell the story of the recipients.  One baby and two … Continue reading

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Received on 20th May 2013 an email from Fr. Joel about meeting Rev’d Richard Tucker in Malawi.


Hi Paul, Thanks very much we met Rev. Tucker and we traveled in some places where he met the beneficiaries. And am sure he is now in England and he is going to brief you how he traveled.  I have delayed … Continue reading

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Received on 9th May 2013 From Fr. Joel about the Malawi Orphans.


9-05-2013 Received from Fr. Joel Malanda of the Living Bread Organisation Malawi. Hi Paul Thanks for trying to source mosquito nets for the children here. People use nets here and those misuse them haven’t heard. There are a lot of … Continue reading

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Birmingham Container 7 To Malawi Report (Rec’d 5-4-2013)


Church congregations from all over Birmingham donated goods to Malawian communities by way of the Birmingham Container no. 7.  sent in November 2012.  Well it has arrived in Malawi and the goods distributed to all the recipients including Fr. Joel Malanda … Continue reading

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26th April 2013. A message from Fr. Joel.


I have noticed recently a campaign by Christian Aid to raise money in the U.K. for treated mosquito nets to be provided to children and adults for protection against malaria. Knowing that Fr. Joel and his daughter have suffered from … Continue reading

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18-04-2013 Message & Photos from Fr. Joel re Malawi Orphans.


Hi Paul, Thanks very much for your kindness to orphans, helpless and hopeless elderly. Also have delayed to reply because of power cuts, out internet cafes rely on Escom power only and every day we experience this problem. Thanks we … Continue reading

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Message from Father Joel 12 March 2013


Please  sorry  for  delay   due  to  weather  problems  affecting  internet. Received   financial  report  on  food ,transport  and Isaacs  second coaching. The University  Council  has  changed date from  7  February  to March 27, 2013.All those who registered for entrance  exams  are doing  … Continue reading

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Wednesday 20th February 2013. An email from Father Joel in Malawi.


Hi Paul, Thanks very much we have received the 400 pounds for food.We are distributing it Monday but the commodity is scarce hence prices  higher than ever.We have very heavy down fall and garden,houses and lives destroyed.It is by chance … Continue reading

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21 January 2013. Email just received from Fr. Joel.


Hi  Paul  Please receive financial report for food, School fees and transport. All pupils are in school and Isaac has done registration for university entrance exams and is attending coaching for February end entrance exams. He is staying with us … Continue reading

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10th January 2013. News about Malawi.


News About Malawi. Our donation to the Living Bread Organisation was sent off in November and arrived in good time for Father Joel and his helpers to buy the food (maize, beans and salt) before Christmas and distribute it to … Continue reading

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11th December 2012. Message from Father Joel.


Message from Father Joel on 3rd December 2012 We haven’t received the money (St. Chad’s Church donation) yet and when we get it we will inform you. Our request is that they should send us urgently because maize now here … Continue reading

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Monday 1st October 2012.


The PCC meeting on Wednesday agreed to carry on supporting Father Joel and the Living Bread Organisation that looks after the orphans in the Zoma area of  Malawi.  Great news. Also Father Joel has indicated that two of the secondary school-aged … Continue reading

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26 September 2012. An email from Father Joel in Malawi.


  I have just received an email from Father Joel Malanda.   I thought you might like to see what happens to the donations St. Chad’s makes to Father Joel and the Living Bread Organisation.   It gives the accounts for … Continue reading

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Tuesday 4th September 2012. Birmingham Skyride Event.


Many thanks to all the people who sponsored Gary, Julia and his children on the Birmingham Skyride event in August.  £190 was raised for the Malawi orphans cared for by Father Joel and the Living Bread Organisation in Zomba Malawi. … Continue reading

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Saturday 1st September 2012. Latest News from Malawi.


Father Joel in Zomba Malawi has emailed to say that he has received the donation from St. Chad’s of £950 which pays for food for the orphans and the education fees for those attending secondary school.  The orphans are fostered … Continue reading

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Wednesday 13th June 2012 Deanery Synod Meeting.


It was whilst at the Deanery Synod Meeting on 13-06-2012 that I met Canon Paul Wilson  who is the retired accountant for the Birmingham Diocese Malawi Fund.  Edwina introduced him to me as someone who knows Father Joel Malanda personally.  Straightaway … Continue reading

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Maize Mill Research from Google.


Following Father Joel’s idea of setting up a maize mill in order to generate finance for the orphans to improve their self-sufficiency, the following research was undertaken. Summary. Below are four stories about communities in Malawi acquiring a maize mill.  … Continue reading

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July 2012 issue of Lodge & Common Magazine. Malawi Team meets Rev’d Richard Tucker.


As some of you might be aware The Malawi Team met Rev’d Richard Tucker, vicar of St. Columba’s and leader of the Diocesan Team who plan links with Malawi(malawiofficer@birmingham.anglican.org) on Wednesday  30th May.  Also present were our two church wardens, … Continue reading

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June 2012 News from Malawi. From June issue of Lodge & Common Magazine.


We have had a lovely email from Father Joel thanking us for our recent donation and telling us how it has been spent.  He said, “We are very thankful to you at St. Chad’s for your untiring effort to assist … Continue reading

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7th May 2012 Accounts from Father Joel Malanda


07-05-2012 ITEMS PURCHASED IN POUNDS amended

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History of Malawi Orphan Project September 2008 till May 2012


History of St. Chad’s Malawi Project to May 2012.

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