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  • Newsletter No. 4, December 2022
    Dear Friends, Too much time has passed since we posted our last newsletter. Why? We did not want to give you bad news, the world is full enough of that, so we waited until we had a reason for hope, which we do now have. Second, our editor Lorraine was not well but Claire (a volunteer from 10 years ago) is stepping in. Christoph and Rey have also helped a lot – as they do in so many ways – so thanks to of all our wonderful helpers, zikomo kwambiri. And our best wishes to Lorraine….
  • Ceremony of the Paramount Chief of the Chewa people, September 2022
    Impressions of the stunning ceremony of the chief of the Chewa people…
  • Reunion after three years – travel report from Jens Augner, July 2022
    I haven’t been this excited before a trip for a long time. After the forced three-year break due to Covid 19, I could finally revisit the “Tikondane Community Centre” project in Katete (Zambia), which is supported by the Zambia/Fair Trade AG…
  • Newsletter No. 3, July 2022
    Dear Friends, May passed by without a newsletter and we are in July and enjoying the welcome return of visitors and volunteers. One reason for this delay is that so much has been keeping us busy here as you will see from the reports below but let’s start with cheering photos of the possible future Tiko crew…
  • 2022 GlobalGiving July Bonus Day
    See timing below! The July Bonus Day starting on July 20th 2022, at 09:00:00 EDT (15:00:00 CEST) and it will end when matching funds run out, or on July 20th, 2022, at 23:59:59 EDT (July 21st 05:00:00 CEST). Our current project will be eligible for participating:With chickenfeed against climate change & poverty Here are the complete terms & conditions:2022 July Bonus Day Terms & Conditions […]
  • Newsletter No. 2, April 2022
    Dear Friends, The worldwide Covid-19 epidemic has forced us to make changes at Tiko and amongst other things to look into the effects of the loss of income from the lodge and restaurant. With Lydia, a livestock officer in Katete, and Christine, a long-time hard-working member of Tiko, I went to Uganda for a weeklong course given by Dr. Emma Naluyima to learn how we can make the best possible use of the land and demonstrate the methods used to others…
  • Newsletter No. 1, January/February 2022
    Dear Friends, I have handed over to Rey our volunteer from the USA to start the first newsletter of 2022 by introducing himself and a new exciting way to help our community at Tiko… Welcome to our late posting January newsletter! I am Rey …
  • Newsletter No. 7, December 2021
    Dear Friends, With covid omicron on the march it seems we are all in trouble again, but please note that at Tiko we are looking forward to a New Year that will be very hard, but will take Tiko towards sustainability, even though the rains are only just arriving now, three months late! We must thank you for having brought us this far, with almost two years of no income from the lodge and none of my fund-raising trips. For us, God is Great, and we hope that you, who have a heart for the poor, will have a feeling of contentment, however much covid now hits you.
  • Newsletter No. 6, November 2021
    Dear Friends, The worldwide Covid-19 epidemic has forced us to make changes at Tiko and among other things forced us to look into the effects of the loss of income from the lodge and restaurant. With Lydia, a life stock officer in Katete and Christine, a long-time hard-working member of Tiko I am going to Uganda for a weeklong course of Dr. Emma Naluyima to learn how we can make the best possible use of the land and demonstrate the methods used to others. The internet video of Dr Emma’s TED lecture will show you why we are going to Uganda. We are all looking forward to this trip…
  • Newsletter No. 5, September/October 2021
    Dear Friends, It seems so long since I saw any of you, but that is what COVID has meant to us. We have grown used to the strangely quiet restaurant and lodge, which is coupled to a loss of income that Tiko can ill afford. Like so many countries, we are also experiencing the effects of global warming, even if less dramatically than in some places, The rains were heavier than usual in the hot season which even helped some crops, but if the temperature in the hot season was high the cold season has been colder than usual. We shivered through this year’s AGM in the verandah with the cold air blowing freely through…

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