Category Archives: Africa

Hope Comes by Air and Foot

A unique partnership is bringing hope to the mountains of Lesotho

 

The sun sets on the Tlhanyaku valley in Lesotho. Photo by Lem Malabuyo.

 

A mother and her two children hiked uphill carrying empty five-gallon plastic jugs. Dry season in the mountains of Lesotho means water is scarce.

Headed in a different direction, members of the […]

Unseen Potential in a Traffic Stop

How one MAF couple builds bridges in their neighborhood

 

The angry shouts of the men circling her car were drowned out by the frantic crying of baby Otis in the back seat. Their forceful gestures commanded her to open the door.

Nicole de Jongh rolled down the window a fraction of an inch to hear their words. […]

Counting Parts and Blessings

Jill writes from our base in Mozambique.

 

We are required to count our aircraft parts inventory by the end of November. This means the week of Thanksgiving we needed to get all the parts counted and adjustments made. The inventory count requires going through tubs and tubs of aircraft parts, counting each screw, grommet, o-ring, and […]

A Hungry Hyena Tale

A hungry hyena and a dental team lead to a career highlight for one MAF maintenance specialist

 

Story by Roger Clark

The tail of the airplane wasn’t just damaged. It had been eaten. I was in central Mozambique helping with a long inspection of an MAF Cessna 206 when the call came in from the Niassa Game […]

It Takes a Village to Help a Village

In mid-March, Cyclone Idai hit central Mozambique around the city of Beira. Just weeks later, Cyclone Kenneth hit northern Mozambique north of the city of Pemba. Being located in Nampula, north of Beira and south of Pemba, MAF was uniquely positioned to be among the very first on the scene to help with both disasters.