Day One – Success!

There’s no point to waiting, right?

Considering I only have three weeks to collect as many as stories I can, I was barely off the tarmac when I began my mission here (That’s not so true. I had the longest sleep of my life to make up for the 20 hours of flights first).

But from the minute I woke up, I was feet first, plunging right in.

I’ve connected with a team from Emmanuel International who is heavily involved in the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health project located here in Malawi. Not only are they allowing me to tag along to their project sites and training sessions, but they’ve also offered to help facilitate interviews with women, children, men, and families, allowing me to gather a full range of testimonies to share.

Today, I met Mrs. Mvula.

As a health facilitator in Zomba, Malawi, she primarily serves as a Midwife Specialist and Master Trainer. Serving her communities for over 20 years as a midwife,  Mrs. Mvula connected with the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health project more recently, where she is able to train other clinicians and midwives throughout the communities that they serve.

Her story is special, and just a glimpse into the many more stories that I will be collecting over the next few weeks.

I can’t wait to share them in more detail! Stay tuned!

As always, 

Caitlin Arlene

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