The needs of the people of Malawi are many and varied. The Raven Trust, through its supporters, tries to supply some of the needs of the communities in northern Malawi, helping them to achieve their ambitions to help themselves.
Over the years the Raven Trust has transported many sewing machines to Malawi in its containers. These are used by individuals and groups to make clothes for themselves, their families and the wider community – especially orphans. Sewing notion (buttons, zips, etc.) are expensive and difficult to obtain in Malawi, so if anyone has anyold buttons – large, small, fancy or plain – please consider putting the in a polythene bag and sending them to the Raven Trust.
Many pieces of electrical equipment in Malawi has had to be sourced from South Africa. The plugs supplied with the equipment are of a different type from the ones used in Malawi, so if anyone has spare electrical plugs (13 amp, square pin) we would be grateful for them
Protective clothing for motorcyclists
Health workers going out to villages from Embangweni hospital use motorbikes to get around, often travelling where there are no roads. The danger of injury to these workers is great. If you have any protective motorbike clothing, gloves or boots that you no longer use, the Raven trust would love to hear from you.