Shipping news

We report the successful arrival in Ekwendeni in May (2021) of a 40ft container which departed The Bananabox Trust’s depot at Dundee back in March this year. Focus on Malawi items in this delivery included measured glasses and optical equipment destined for Ekwendeni and Embangweni mission hospitals, as well as for Mzimba and Rumphi government hospitals.

The latest container from UK arrives in Ekwendeni, May 2021

The latest container arrival at Ekwendeni Mission Hospital contains essential equipment for hospitals, schools and churches in the region.

We’re also very pleased to report another full container departure from Dundee last month (June 2021), with 27 of our boxes. We sent, in addition to the usual glasses supplies, batches of vision testing materials for the newly-reopened clinic at Livingstonia mission hospital, and its new community eye-health screening programme (see separate post). Grateful thanks again to The Bananabox Trust in Dundee and all our good friends in the UK and Malawi who make these shipments, over many thousands of miles, secure and successful.

Hard-working volunteers of The Bananbox Trust packing a 40ft container at the Trust’s depot in Dundee during June 2021.