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Award-winning food writer, food photographer and TV presenter, Donal Skehan, is currently in Malawi to witness the work Concern is doing to improve people’s lives there.
With a population of around 16 million people, Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world. Hunger and malnutrition are serious issues, exacerbated by a dependency on subsistence farming and a vulnerability to food crises caused by climate change.
Concern has been working in the country since 2002 with a range of holistic programmes, designed to address the many issues contributing to suffering and poverty in the country.
While in Malawi, Donal has been getting a taste (sometimes literally!) of the work we’re doing there. He is also getting a glimpse of how the Irish public has been doing their bit – through the Concern Christmas Gifts programme – to help families in Malawi improve their lives and prospects.
Visiting @concernworldwide's lead mothers in Mchinji yesterday- they meet regularly to share important information about nutrition and health- we got a chance to learn about the recipes they use to help lower rates of malnutrition amongst children in the village. #donalmalawi Donate to concern here: http://bit.ly/donalmalawi
A photo posted by Donal Skehan (@donalskehan) on Nov 4, 2016 at 10:44pm PDT
The reality of tackling malnutrition in Malawi at one of many of Concern's healthcare centres. Muac bands are used to measure the circumference of children's arms in order to determine levels of malnutrition. Mothers visit these centres once a month- follow our trip on instastories and snapchat. Donate at http://bit.ly/donalmalawi #DonalMalawi @concernworldwide
A photo posted by Donal Skehan (@donalskehan) on Nov 5, 2016 at 4:05am PDT
A photo posted by Donal Skehan (@donalskehan) on Nov 5, 2016 at 4:34am PDT
I got to meet Innocent a little boy from Mchinji in Malawi this weekend- his family received a gift of a goat from Concern, which helps them to support their household. Follow our trip on snapchat and instastories- #DonalMalawi Donate here: http://bit.ly/donalmalawi
A photo posted by Donal Skehan (@donalskehan) on Nov 6, 2016 at 1:07pm PST
A photo posted by Donal Skehan (@donalskehan) on Nov 5, 2016 at 10:13pm PDT
Off for another day in Malawi, everywhere we go the kids seem to love getting their photo taken! Every time you show them the screen after they erupt in laughter- great craic altogether! ???? #donalmalawi http://bit.ly/donalmalawi
A photo posted by Donal Skehan (@donalskehan) on Nov 6, 2016 at 9:05pm PST
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