Tuesday, 27 November 2007

Makandi Tea and Coffee Estates - Thyolo Malawi

The advantages of working as an Eye doctor in the community in Malawi is that you get to see a lot of places within Malawi.
One such place that caught my eye during a recent visit was the Makandi Coffee and Tea Estate situated along the Blantyre -Thyolo Road (about 30 Km from Blantyre).
The view that you see when you get here is just magnificent and you wonder whether you are in Malawi.Everything is green expect the yellow contrast that comes from the rain coats of the workers of the estate who are busy picking up the tea leaves and not minding about your interfering with them. The well tarred road runs right in the middle of the estate so you can easily see all the scenery without stopping your car. You have to be careful when you want to stop as many cyclists are riding along the road. Villages are a bit further inside the estate so you don’t see many people, occasionally a woman carrying a bucket on their head.
After a long day working at the Thyolo District hospital helping the eye patients, you are assured of getting back home with plenty of bananas.


Pope Gondwe said...

Hi Khumbo, Whaauuuuu!! cannot imagine, we last saw each other so many yrs ago and alot has happened, I am glad I read alot of what you are doing. More importantly, I have read about your family and seen your daugher as well, that is nice to see such a happy family. From what you have written, I can see you being very honest and plain about everything - To tell you the truth, I felt like I am just around you.
Well, This is Pope Gondwe, a long time freind of yours right from Ezondweni to Mzimba Secondary - I have been muliyenda as well, spent most of the yrs after school at Mzimba being at Malawi College of accountany, moved to Botswana in 1994 and then back and forth to Namibia till 2005 when I now moved here in Virginia, USA just 26miles from Washington DC. I came here with my family, wife and two kids boy (10) girl (7) I am just completing MBA in Accounting. In 1998 I also completed ACCA (UK) and currently doing last course for CIMA (UK) - have also registred fo CPA (USA) - your wife may understand the stuff I am talking about. I have visited UK twice and for a greater part most of Southern african countries ther about - I mean Zambia, Mozambique, RSA, ZIm etc
Alot has happened and we need time to do that - I am happy to read about your progress, recently Peterson Moyo who is also here in USA managed to get Mrs Ferguson email and we have been corresponding at least three/four times. Listen, my email is popegondwe@yahoo.co.uk my cell in USA is at +1 571 276 0137 but if you are set up for skype.com you can also search my name there and you will be able to find me and we can talk free, nroamlly I am free every Friday morning in USA time.
Yewo chomene mubatauzgeko a woli winu awo.
Pope Gondwe

Dalitso Baloyi de Elangeni said...

Hie Khumbo we are proud when one of us from Mtwalo is manifesting the healing ministry of Jesus , we are left speechless when others could have thought of going abroad for money you opted to stay and heal those whose sight could have not been readily regained , chiuta wa mutaumbikeni ndipo wasazgireko vinjeru kuti muchizge wanandi,

DALITSO BALOYI de Elangeni, Mtwalo