Alice is an inspiration to so many people and has incredible energy and vision. She started Tillinanu Orphanage with Mercy in 2009 when she was only 19. She works full time on developing the project in Malawi. Her work and commitment has been widely recognised. In 2015 Alice was named Britain’s Best Volunteer by the Small Charities Coalition and in 2016 Alice and Nina were named as the latest ‘Points of Light’ by UK Prime Minister David Cameron. She has also won the Margarette Award of the Inner Wheel. Alice is passionate about the power of education to help change lives.
Nina is incredibly hard working and inspires all around her. She is selfless in her determination to change lives in Malawi. Nina got involved with Tilinanu in 2009 and has helped her sister grow the charity over the last five years. Nina helped to create and develop the idea of Love Specs as a fund raising tool for Love Support Unite with the intention of being able to gift in exchange for a donation. Nina works full time on the projects in Malawi. Nina is inspired by the life changing possibilities of permaculture and sustainability.
Director in Malawi and head of the Tilnanu Orphnage and the son of Mercy Mkandawire, co founder of Tilinanu. He is fully dedicated to making a success of all our projects in Malawi. He is a true precious gem. Gift is country director of Love Support Unite Foundation. We have worked with Gift since our journey began in Malawi 2009 and he is a brother to Alice and Nina and so much more. Gift is our first contact with communities and the Malawian team, if you volunteer with us you are guaranteed to meet him.
Gayle discovered Love Support Unite after buying a pair of Love Specs at an event. She fell in love with them and decided to volunteer with the charity to set up her own project focusing around infant massage, child development and safe motherhood to reflect her own passion and her own business Blossom & Berry baby massage and yoga. Whilst on her first trip as a volunteer, her life changed forever as she saw the incredible dedicated work Nina and Alice were doing and she wanted to give all her time outside her own successful business to Love Support Unite. Gayle now works part time as the UK director and manages her own project with Love Support Unite, the Little Blossoms Project.
How you can get involved
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