Friday, June 19, 2009

“Love” is Born in Malawi

The family of Lingstone Ganamba, ASAP Malawi´s Senior Field Officer was blessed with a bouncy baby girl, Chikondi, weighing 3.9 kg on Monday, May 18. Chikondi means “Love” in the local Chichewa language of Malawi.
According to the cultural practices and rituals observed by the Sena tribe of the Shire Valley, the name Chikondi was selected during a low key ceremony after a three week period. During this period the mother remained indoors and was not allowed to shake hands with others to avoid infecting the child.
Pictured here are Lingstone with his wife and their newly born child at their home in Chikwawa. ASAP Malawi management wishes Chikondi and her mother well.

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