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updated August 2nd, 2018





Rain in the dry season – IPA was in Malawi

It wasn't an easy journey. Our solid sprint across Vienna airport proved ...





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Rain in the dry season – IPA was in Malawi

to be in vain – we missed the connecting flight to Addis Ababa. To remain on schedule, we had to put up with a five-hour drive to Mzuzu, on top of a sleepless night. Never before had IPA employees seen a drop of rain in the Malawian winter. This time, however, we even got stuck in the muddy roads. Besides, next year's elections cast a shadow on the mood in the country. But the people's major concern is the poor harvest: They are facing maize crop failures of 50% to 70%. The next famine is going to start as early as October.

And yet there were a lot of wonderful moments. Well-implemented projects, grateful villagers, committed IPA partners. Now is the time to convert the countless photos and dozens of pages of notes into a good documentation. And before long we can move on to the up-coming projects.




Together at work in Malawi