VMM International Resilience Building Projects 

Sitima Project Vegetable Garden

Sustainable Living in Malawi: One of the main aims behind VMM’s mission is to strengthen resilience in communities faced by the daily challenges of living in Sub-Saharan Africa, made more difficult by the disproportionate effects of climate change, on the global south. VMM helps communities by combining their strengths to rise to these…

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Computers in Chilanga

By teaching ICT at two schools in Zambia, VMM volunteer Melissa Scott has learned an important lesson about international development – that people need education and skills to make proper use of their resources. When I heard that the Zambian school where I was going to be working had an…

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Humans of VMM

I am going to be honest. I don’t want to have children, I never wanted to and I think I never will. That doesn’t make me less of a woman (although in Africa people think you are less of a woman if you are not a mother; and it is…

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Matatus, Ugali and a Big Warm Welcome

Ignacio is the newest member of the VMM Family. He arrived in Kenya in January and works for HAART Kenya as their Legal Project Manager. Here he gives us his first impressions of life in Nairobi. Every airport is kind of the same: lots of people, nervous facial expressions before border…

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A day in the life of a VMM Volunteer

Nerea is a volunteer in St. Charles Lwanga Health Centre, Kenya. She’s a pharmacist from Spain based in Kenya for a year, supporting the health centre and training a fellow pharmacist. Read on for a bird’s eye view of one of her busy days at the clinic! To see the captions of…

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