African fabric used for skirts, carrying babies, carrying food etc.
This means “meeting place” and is essentially the area of land owned by the Diocese of Niassa. On it are a small conference centre with a kitchen and some rooms, the two offices, and a few houses including Rebecca’s and the Bishop’s. It is where we are living whilst in Lichinga.
The Diocese of Niassa has two main parts, ministry and mission. The ministry ‘arm’ deals with the more ‘churchy’ side of things and the mission arm deals with what you might call the charity aspects. This part is called Vida or ‘life’. The Vida team is headed up by Rebecca and works in a number of areas including HIV and now, WASH!
This is a commonly used acronym for ‘Water, Sanitation and Hygiene’