The PEME Programme team is raising money for The Chauncy Maples project.The Chauncy Maples project on Lake Malawi combines:

health service delivery preservation of Malawi's marine heritage green engineering

The project will be run by the Government of Malawi with support from donors in Malawi and Britain. Malawi in Central Africa is a quiet, peaceful country of immense beauty. However, it is one of the ten poorest nations in the world, with high rates of malaria, HIV-AIDS and tuberculosis. Healthy life expectancy at birth is 35 years. Lake Malawi makes up a fifth of the country. For most of the thousand miles of shoreline there is no road and no access to health services for about four million lake dwellers. When desperate for healthcare, many travel by dug-out canoe, risking the dangerous currents, storms and crocodiles.

Marine History

Moored on Lake Malawi is the steamer Chauncy Maples. Built in Glasgow in 1898, she is the oldest ship in Africa still afloat. Divided into 3,481 parts she was shipped to the East coast of Africa, transported up the Zambezi and then carried across 350 miles of uncharted land. It took two years to assemble her there.

The Chauncy Maples was a hospital ship but she has not sailed for a decade. She is owned by the Government of Malawi, which plans to renovate her as a floating clinic.

Free health care

Lake-side villagers will receive free treatment for common diseases, maternity care, simple operations, dentistry, immunisation for their babies, family planning and information on hygiene and safe sex.

Green engineering

The fuel used to run the Chauncy Maples' diesel engine will contain a proportion of bio-diesel made from jatropha – a non-edible tropical plant growing in Malawi. This will also create employment and reduce fossil-fuel imports.

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Raising money for

Chauncy Maples Malawi Trust

Chauncy Maples Malawi Trust

Charity Registration No. 1140117

Chauncy Maples Malawi Trust is developing vessel-led solutions to bring greatly improved healthcare to isolated communities on Lake Malawi. This will lead to increased school attendance, fewer working days lost to preventable illness, and better life chances for these communities.

Raising money for

Run by Chauncy Maples Malawi Trust

Charity Registration No. 1140117

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Great forum for us to donate. Well done!


Hey Saidul, sorry for taking so long to get round to doing this -sounds like an excellent cause - be great to find out how it all pans out. God bless



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Very appropriate that PEME should be supporting this cause. Congratulations on reaching your goal!



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Well done Saidul & Team - people like u r an inspiration to mankind. Good luck and hope u smash the fundraising target!!!



Keep it up! A small contribution to a giant cause.



Thank you for making us part of your noble cause.



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Noble endeavour whole heartedly endorsed!



Truly an inspiring cause. Thank you for sharing and letting us be a part of it!




More than happy to contribute to a just cause! Wish you the best of luck in this effort!



Best of luck to the Chauncy Maples


A little from us goes a long way for others



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I am donating the equivalent of one cup of coffee per day for a month. :)



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I hope we can raise more then the target.....



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Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,655.00
  • Offline donations£395.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£2,050.00
  • Gift Aid£207.31

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