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Very late update!

So now we are both back in the UK, and have entrusted our creation to Josie at Butterfly. The final couple of weeks consisted of showing the pump off to some farmers. We successfully watered some tomatoes at a riverside … Continue reading

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Testing the new gear

Following the loss of our squadron of helpers, through school term starting, me and Harry have been plowing on with testing our shiny new pump. The main issue we were experiencing was with the large amount of suction required to … Continue reading

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Getting by with a little help

Quite a lot has come on since the last post. We took all our bits and bobs to a welder in Nkhata Bay, and despite a week of rolling power cuts he managed to fit us in, and turn our … Continue reading

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Getting to work

Apologies for the infrequent updates, the internet supply here has been a bit temperamental with us. Since we last posted a lot of progress has been made. Having bought all the materials in Mzuzu we set about setting up an … Continue reading

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Scrapheap challenge

Today we went to Mzuzu get materials for the pump. I was wondering what it would be like to deal with Steptoe and Son in another country before we came, and was a bit intimidated by the thought. Turned out to be … Continue reading

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First Look at the Site

Today was our first day to get into some work at Butterfly Space. First things first, we had to just look at the site that we were going to be pumping from the lake and the end tank to get … Continue reading

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Arriving

  So we’ve all arrived safely in Lilongwe now, and are going to make our way down to Nkhata bay tomorrow to get to work. I was the first to arrive, and have spent a few days generally getting to … Continue reading

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