My Mary’s Meals fundraising effort began in Nov. 2010. My initial goal, which I met on December 31, 2010, was to raise $11000 to build a kitchen to feed hungry school children. The kitchen was built at the Mpondasi School, in Malawi.
Since 2010 I've raised a total of $150,000 for Mary's Meals
For our last full day in Malawi, we went to visit the Mpondasi School which is in the Mangochi District of Malawi. Mpondasi is the first school I raised the money to build a kitchen at. Jackie (who is with me in the above picture) was our driver for most of the time while we were in Malawi.
The cooks at the school.
I got to feed some of the children at the school.
Ellen Miller also got to help feed the kids.
The children waiting in line for their porridge.
The enrollment has increased at this school since Mary's Meals started feeding there. When they started there were about 2,500 students, now there are more than 4,000!!
After we were at the school, we went to Lake Malawi. Ellen and I waded in the water.
On the way back to Blantyre, we stopped along the road to buy some roasted corn.
At the end of the day we got to meet Chris who is head of Mary's Meals in Malawi.