This Saturday 9th February, 17 year old Kaitlin Harthoorn, and Milko van Gool, will be swimming across Lake Malawi to raise money for the Adziwa Orphan Care project in Kauma Village, outside Lilongwe. Departing from Makinjira before dawn, Kaitlin and Milko, with a support boat at their side, plan to take about 9 hours to swim the 25km distance to Senga Bay, to beat the current record set two and a half years ago. Rarely has such a feat been attempted, and never by someone so young. For most people, running 25km would be a great achievement, so swimming that distance is barely comprehensible. The training, endurance, faith and courage required to complete the task can not be underestimated.
About Adziwa Ophan Care:
In 2007, a partnership of churches built 23 homes and a Christian Primary School with 500 students in Kauma village. The Adziwa Initiative also sponsors families to take care of orphans. All sponsorship money raised by Kaitlin will go towards providing much needed resources for the children and families under the care of the Adziwa Initiative. More information on the Adziwa Orphan Care Project can be found at www.adziwainitiative.com, where on-line sponsorship can also be initiated. To encourage and sponsor Kaitlin’s swim directly, please email Kaitlin at email@example.com
For more background information about the swim conditions, information on previous attempts can be found at www.lakemalawiswim.org
(c) Peter Bartlett
ABC Clinic – Lilongwe