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February 5, 2018

In the heat of the Zimbabwean sun, with the dusty dirt of the dry season and the tension of political uncertainty and fragile life, I was more than a little nervous. As we approached the homestead where Tulani and Angela live, with their four children, I was getting worried – would I know what to […]

January 15, 2018

For many, the world in which they live is a better place than it has been for many years. Never have women been more likely to survive giving birth to a child. There are fewer children under the age of five dying because of treatable and preventable diseases. And more people have been taken out […]

December 19, 2017

Christmas traditions around the world are special for millions of people. Through our work around the world, All We Can has come to know a number of these different traditions and they all have a common theme of sharing and good will. Burundi Christmas in Burundi is a much simpler celebration than in many other […]

December 11, 2017

Growing up in Malawi, I prided myself on my knowledge of African geography and at the age of 10, I could recite all the countries in Africa including their capital cities more or less in alphabetical order. I would always end with ‘Zimbabwe, Harare…!’, beaming at the achievement. It was not until a few years […]

November 16, 2017

When was the last time we heard anything good about Zimbabwe? The media have reported nothing but anguish and hardship. There seems to be an endless stream of headlines telling tales of misrule, persecution, hyperinflation, food shortages, droughts, floods, a decrepit health system, corruption and general despair. And all that is true. But there is […]

November 14, 2017

If we don’t feel very well, we may stay at home or take a day off work. ‘Sick leave’ can be a generous provision for many employees. The Office for National Statistics estimated that 137.3 million working days were lost due to sickness or injury in the UK in 2016:  equivalent to 4.3 days per […]

November 7, 2017

Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is […]

October 31, 2017

What does the word ‘home’ mean to you? There might be many responses to this question depending on your experiences, from ‘warm and welcoming’ to ‘cold and callous’. But for many in the world today they have no home at all. According to the UN more than 65 million have been forcibly displaced from their […]

October 4, 2017

With All We Can, I get to work with some incredible people. Today I want to tell you a bit about Clever, someone I’ve had the privilege of knowing and working with for several years. Clever is familiar with change. As the son of a Methodist minister, he moved around a lot as a child. […]

September 14, 2017

Along a dusty, crumbling road, 15 minutes from Gokwe Town Centre in the Midlands Region of Zimbabwe, two villages are scattered across the southern African landscape – Bandawa and Mabuyani. Earlier this month, I spent a few precious days with people in those two communities who, with the support of All We Can, are overcoming […]

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