Let the journey begin!

Let the journey begin!

The team waiting for a flight at JFK

The team waiting for a flight at JFK

Mulibwanji, and welcome to Malawi! It is hard to believe we are finally back after a year tackling designs, negotiating with contractors, and wishfully messaging friends we made on previous trips.

Our journey began with the dreaded 4 a.m. wakeup call, and we were off to New York to board a 15-hour flight to Johannesburg, SA. The flight passed uneventfully, with each member of the team later claiming that they got the least amount of sleep of everyone! We had a very short layover at Johannesburg, and in order to make it to the next flight in time, a staff member loaded one of our members in a wheelchair under the guise of a “hip replacement” and fast-tracked the team through immigration and security checks just in the nick of time!

We were very excited when we landed and saw Joe, our main man in Malawi, waiting to pick us up. The team headed to Namang’azi farms to settle in and prep for the big day ahead. Tomorrow, we will meet with the members of Chilimani and Mphero and start drilling the first borehole well in Chilimani. After nearly 36 hours of next to no sleep, we conclude this update exhausted and ready to tuck ourselves into our mosquito nets for the night.

Thank you for all the warm wishes. Tionana Maua (until tomorrow)!

~Jordan

Malawi Project
Malawi Project
The Malawi Project Team is currently partnered with the community of Mphero in Malawi, and is investigating how The Engineers Without Borders, University of Delaware Chapter, can best aid the community.
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