*** charity run in Blantyre / Malawi***

๐Ÿ˜€Thank you so very much dear wonderful ladies from Road To Relief for your support! We appreciate you and your work very much !๐Ÿฅฐ Looking forward to a beautiful and fun day with Hashtag Fitness.

Interview with midwife , CEO and founder Swantje

“Every birth experience is unique” and gets enough space and time to be told on This time Katharina listened to me as a midwife and this is what came out of my interview:…/

Katharina’s mission is to show the diversity of birth experiences and to encourage every woman* to tell her own story.๐ŸŒป Thank you Katharina and all the best for you ๐ŸŒป

MORE videos and MORE photos …
….on our facebook page !
If you want to see the progress of our construction on site…..please check out
With Appreciation
๐Ÿ’›Without these wonderful and hard๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพworking people on site๐Ÿงฑ, our chikondis construction project would not be possible. ๐Ÿ› We would like to honour their helping โœ‹๐Ÿฟhandsโœ‹๐Ÿพby introducing them to the donors and supporters. We thank all the people so very much for making this dream come trueโœจToday we start with Melisse๐ŸคŽ, 35 years old, a mother of three kids and she is carrying water – wherever it is needed on our compound.
and next to her is Johane๐ŸคŽ, 38 years old, a father of 3 kids and he is a sand and concrete mixer for the builders. โœจ
Ife a Bungwe la chikondis tikukuthokozani nonse pa ntchito yopambana yomwe mukugwira. Mulungu akudalisteni ndikuteteza ma Banja anu kwa thawi zonse.ย  ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผ
Networking worldwide

โœจWe did it!ย ย ย  We are sooo grateful ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ and happy about this big step. ๐Ÿ’› We’re starting to build… unbelievable but true…. after 11 years of hard work with a lot of passion and dedication, saving money and collecting donations, ideas and creativity, it’s finally time. We thank EVERYONE who believed in us, who supported us. ๐Ÿค๐Ÿฝ EVERYONE who donated….. this wouldn’t be possible without you! ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผ

โ˜€๏ธ Thank you very much ๐Ÿ’ซ

DONATIONS are still VERY welcome and NEEDED โ—โ—โ—


Networking worldwide
๐Ÿ’› Chikondis , AMAMI and ๐Ÿคฐ๐Ÿฝmidwife&nurse ๐Ÿคฑ๐Ÿฟcouncil of Malawi ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผ are happy together@International Confederation of Midwives ๐Ÿค๐Ÿฝ
>Together again: from evidence to reality
Good neighbourhood
ย ๐Ÿค๐Ÿฝ Donations for our neighbour “Mpemba Health Center”. โ˜€๏ธ
Midwife Celebration
One step closer
Chikondis on the move…’s about to happen….๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฟ๐ŸคŽ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐ŸปThanks for the attention at Blantyre District Health Office and especially zikomo kwambiri to Dr.Gift Kawalazira ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ
Cyclone Freddy in Malawi
The southern region of Malawi was hit very hard by Cyclone Freddy…more than 500.000 people lost their homes….many people died……
Because of private people and local organisations just like Road To Relief the pain and suffering could be at ease for a moment ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿคฒ๐Ÿฝ
I was allowed to join a group of gorgeous women from Road to Relief who donated different items to 154 families. Chikondis donated emergency delivery kits.
May God bless and protect ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผ Malawi ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผ
Merry Christmas
๐ŸŽ Chikondis ๐Ÿ’ is wishing you a merry, contemplative and peaceful๐ŸŽ„ Christmas ๐ŸŽ… and a happy new year. ๐Ÿฅณ We are very thankful for all the donations and support through out the year.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ
christmas bells are ringing soon


No ๐ŸŽ Christmas present ๐ŸŽ€ yet? Then quickly click and shop! We accept orders until December 20th.

Our chikondis association is supported with every purchase.

No suitable gift found, then just give away a DONATION ๐Ÿ˜€

Write us and together we will give love (=chikondi) ๐Ÿ’



๐Ÿ”ฅ Just a little reminder on our fantastic team ๐Ÿซถ๐Ÿพ Thanks again to Ben Bei Nakhumwa , Tenjiwe Loya, Callista Kachulu, Madalo Malunga, Memory Sanjira and BLACKUNIKON โค……best place to be in Blantyre City โœจKwaHaraba Art Galley & Cafe ๐ŸŽŠ

๐ŸŒบ Our call for action: Distributing sanitary pads to schoolgirls so they wonยดt miss school days. ๐ŸŒบ Sometimes there is no money for period products, sometimes there is no access to sanitary pads and sometimes there is a big discomfort of using the wrong productsโ€ฆ at the end of the day a lot of girls are rather staying home, then feeling uncomfortable the whole day at school.
We wanted reusable sanitary pads. We wanted sanitary pads which make the girls to smile when they look at them. We wanted comfortable ones while wearing and using them. Easy to use, long lasting, handmade and made in Malawi.
Here we goโ€ฆโ€ฆ.we found Supreme Re-usable Sanitary Pads
Zikomo kwambiri to Rachael Sibale, ๐ŸŒบ the talented tailor, who did our sanitary pads production and a big thanks to Rose for the communication and the excellent cooperation. ๐ŸŒบ
-> wait for the video of the day at school……coming soon <-
*we just love it*

Meet ๐ŸŒˆ WENAFWIโœจ Zanji Store … artist who decorates and beautifies cloths…..she can stamp on it….paint on it….anyhow…..the clothes will look soooooo kool….๐ŸŽจ….a unique master piece….a must have….SOON in Germany-straight out of Malawi…..๐Ÿ”ฅ…..u want an art piece from Zanji Store get in touch with chikondis …zikomo kwambiri Wenafwi ๐Ÿซ…๐Ÿ’Ž

Our new chikondis brochure

…..Thank you so very much Laura-Marie๐Ÿ’ for your creativity and wonderful work. Thanks for your generosityโค ……without you, we couldnยดt present our new chikondis brochure, available in English and German…..we are so happy๐Ÿ˜ƒ to do that now…๐ŸŽ‰……… here it is….

28th May – international Day of Action for Women’s Health
โœŠ๐ŸฝโœŠโœŠ๐Ÿฟ TODAY….. !
Calling on governments and the international communities to ensure a holistic, inclusive, and women-centric as well as human rights-based approach to women and girlsโ€™ health ALL OVER THE WORLD โœŠ๐ŸฝโœŠโœŠ๐Ÿฟ It is about recognizing womenโ€™s sexual and reproductive rights, and supporting all women as they make sexual and reproductive choices for themselves, throughout their whole live ! โœŠ๐ŸฝโœŠโœŠ๐Ÿฟ We received a call for action……coming soon….chikondis action in the making…….๐ŸŒบ
Miss Culture Malawi
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผ Miss Culture Malawi ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ–คโค๏ธ…..where beauty meets brain. Chikondis met Maddie ( Madalo Mkuwu), former model herself and remarkable entrepreneur. She is part of the team and her Vision is to empower the young Malawian women through the education scholarship with Exploits University and promote Malawiโ€™s heritage to the world to encourage tourism to the country.
—> be on the look out ……chikondis and Miss Culture Malawi 2022 will join hands

Thank you beloved people
ย ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผ so grateful ๐ŸคŽ ndathokoza kwabiri โ˜€๏ธ our chikondis project in Malawi wouldnยดt be possible without you ๐ŸŒบ Atuya, Abel, Issah, Junior, Tiko, Ngwire, Mama Banda and music from BLACKUNIKONZ ๐Ÿฅฐ
Thanks to our photo and video artist Ben Bei Nakhumwa …..
5th of May – International day of midwives

… 1 day to go on the road to IDM 2022……dear beloved colleagues lets cheer ourselves in Kasungu……..see u there….

*** Happy International Midwives Day to all my wonderful
I appreciate, value and respect you so very much ***
Teamwork makes the dream work
Networking, brainstorming and interview time with journalist Gome….project manager of Pamoza Tingakwaniska in Karonga ๐Ÿ’›
You doing a great work, which is sooooo important ๐ŸคŽ
Happy we met…..Nawonga chomene ๐Ÿ’š



๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผ For the love of Malawi ๐ŸคŽ chikondis is back on the track in MALAWI….kuthamanga thamanga for a very good cause ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฟ looking forward to work with our team on site

International womenยดs day 8th March 2022

ย ๐ŸŒบ chikondis celebrates โœจ just like every every day the international ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป WOMENยดS DAY ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ

Our beautiful and colourful chikondis products

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป The colourful world of chikondis ๐ŸคŽ we are grateful ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝย


Stop FGM_C

โ€ผ๏ธ The International day of Zero Tolerance for FGM_Cย  (Female Genital Mutilation _ Cutting) is held today, on the 6th February. โ€ผ๏ธ We support and appreciate the work of Mama Afrika e.V.

๐ŸŒง Meet the dark days with bright colours ๐ŸŽจ … being creative against boredom is best here..๐Ÿคฉ .. in the Keramik-Mal-Cafe *colour your day*
๐Ÿ’‹ Thanks to Alik and ร–zlem for their great support ๐Ÿ’‹

๐Ÿ’– THANKS LEGO – EVERYONE IS AWSOMEย  โœŠ๐ŸพโœŠโœŠ๐ŸฟโœŠ๐Ÿป chikondis loves and lives DIVERSITY ๐ŸŒˆ Stand up for tolerance – respect and appreciation ๐Ÿ’‹…..

Happy New Year

We wish you all a happy, blessed, colorful and peaceful new year . 2022 is coming and we say bye bye to 2021.


โญ๐ŸŽ€ย Chikondis association is wishing you a contemplative and peaceful 4th adventย ๐Ÿช๐ŸŒฒย A Bungwe la chikondis akukufunirani mafuno a bwino a ndi chisangalalo Cha Mtendere pa thawi mukukodwera chisangalalo cha kubadwa(kudza) kwa ambuye yesuย โ„๐ŸŒ

medical textbook updates

Finaly……so needed ! A medical student is working to diversify medical textbooks with his illustrations of Black people !

Thank you very much

25th of November – International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

๐ŸŒน Today roses tell us a sad story.๐ŸŒนRoses Revolution is a global movement against obstetric violence๐ŸŒน
๐ŸŒน/ ๐ŸŒน

chikondis advent calendar

Time to DIY a chikondis advent calendar ! Get some small things from our chikondis online shop

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โ—STOP FGM_C *stop female genital mutilation* stop female genital cuttingโ—
Get the first German guideline for midwives dealing with FGM_C in Berlin-Brandenburg. (DIN A5, 60 pages)
Midwife Swantje Lรผthge from chikondis e.V. was part of the editorial stuff and wrote about her experiences to create awareness among her colleagues ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿพ
Press order:ย

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knowledge is power-part 2

Chairwoman of the chikondis association and midwife Swantje aka Marley is writing articels about different health topics for the MASM Health Magazine in Malawi, since March 2021.

ย โ—๏ธSECOND ARTICLE: breast cancerย โ—๏ธ

Get the download:ย


chikondis bracelets

๐Ÿ˜ย wow…….beautiful chikondis bracelets with original sand from lake Malawi in a small amuletย ๐Ÿ’–ย A wonderful gift as a memory of “the warm heart of Africa”….or…..just buy it to support the work of chikondis e.V. in Malawiย ๐Ÿ˜˜
A HUGE thanks toย ๐Ÿ’‹ย Lenka and Janย ๐ŸŒžย the couple of sand and to our model Twitikeย ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅฐ

-> get yours quickly…

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The German midwife magazine “Deutsche Hebammen Zeitschrift” writes about the chairwoman of chikokondis association and midwife Swantje Lรผthge. A 4 page article titeled “All roads lead to Malawi”

+++A big THANK YOU goes to author and midwife colleague Bettina Salis+++

Alle Wege fรผhren nach Malawi (


The German-Malawian Association meets and chikondis e.V. as well as Umodzi wa a Malawi in Germany e.V. are part of it…..๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผ ….we are thankful for exchanging experience and thoughts…..

sharing is caring

๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฟchikondis e.V. donated 100.000 face masksย ๐Ÿ˜ทย and our youth group in Malawiย ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผย distributed them amongย ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿพโ€โš•๏ธย district hospitalsย ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿฟโ€โš•๏ธ
***Zikomo kwambiri ***

Knowledge is power
Chairwoman of the chikondis association and midwife Swantje aka Marley is writing articels about different health topics for the MASM Health Magazine in Malawi, since March 2021.
First article:ย cervical cancer
ย If you work in a medical field, you must get this book !!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ
Creative support
๐Ÿ–ŒBe creative to push the rainy clouds away๐ŸŽˆalongside supporting our association ๐Ÿ’….check out the cafรฉ “Colour Your Day”, where you can paint ceramics or book a pottery course. 10% of the income will be donated to our chikondis project.๐Ÿฅฐ

Thank you so much Alifet and ร–zlem ๐ŸŽ‰ You guys are wonderful ๐Ÿ’–

Aside from that, you will see our chikondis shelf with lots of colorful and with love handmade chikondis products from Malawi. ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผ

๐ŸŽŠ Wow……our ๐Ÿคฑ๐Ÿฟ chikondis baby cradle bags๐Ÿคฐ๐Ÿพย  are SOLD OUT ….๐ŸŽŠ
Thanks to all my midwife colleagues for your support and a giant THANK YOU to RIKEPA who made this possible ๐Ÿฅฐ
To be honest, wen did not expect it like that….so unfortunately, we donยดt have enough (now) to send them out to all the subscribers.
We appologice for that and we ask you kindly, to be a little (longer) patient…๐Ÿ˜‰
A big and warm ZIKOMO KWABIRI goes out to Jo and her sewing team. You ladies did a great job ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพโ˜€๏ธ
New chikondis product

Our beautiful, handmade and hand painted notebooks come with a pencil and 30 empty pages. Use it as a diary or a scrapbook.ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย  ๐Ÿ’
recycled paper from old Malawian newspapers
The cover is been hand painted and decorated with colorful fabrics
Each book has a pen holder and comes with a pencil with rubber
buy it = supporting our project
get it here…order now…

chikondis charity soap

๐Ÿ› our chikondis charity soaps ๐Ÿงผ a perfect little gift ๐ŸŽ or just to treat yourself nice while supporting a fantastic project ๐Ÿ’

We have 4 different types:
๐ŸŽ‰ baobab – lemongrass ๐ŸŽ‰ baobab – mandarinย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย  ๐ŸŽ‰ baobab – vanillaย  ๐ŸŽ‰ baobab – blue gum ๐ŸŽ‰

Good to know:
* handmade with love in a little soap manufactory in Limbe / Malawi
* all essential ouils are being produced in Malawi with malawian resource
* 100% natural-ย  no parabens – no silicones – no petroleumย 
* plasticfree packaging
* no animal experiment
* for hands and body

Would you like to get more information ? Write us to find out more ๐Ÿ’Œ

We can wrapp them as a gift and send it to your loved ones.

new chikondis product

from a midwife to midwives…
๐Ÿ˜ Could be a perfect gift to say “Thank you” to your midwife ๐ŸŽ

Our colorful and handmade chikondis baby weight scaling fabrics… we have them with holes and without.

Write us to get more information…….

Awareness month

*** April is C-section Awareness Month ***


Chikondis going home

Finally we are back in Malawi and starting with a EASTER DONATION


Merry christmas 2020

๐Ÿคถ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŒฒ๐Ÿญ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‰*** We wish you a merry and blessed x-mas ! Thanks for your ongoing support ! *** Mafuno anbwino a chikodwelero Cha Xmas ndi mlengi akudalitseni *** ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿคถ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿญ


We can make it !

WE need YOUR support !!

Please vote for us and help us with our maternity clinic (birth center) in Malawi !

** DANKEschรถn * THANK you * zikomo kwambiri ***


Important donations

๐ŸŽ Obstetric tools๐ŸŽ being donated from midwife colleagueย  ๐Ÿค๐Ÿผ Brigitte Bolte from Hannover ! Thank you so very much. We are looking forward to use them in Malawi ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผ . Hopefully soon.

Motherยดs day cards

๐Ÿ’ motherยดs day ๐Ÿ’ is coming soon. Get quickly a handmade card to say “thank you Mama” , to say “I love you mama”. Actually….we should do that every day ๐Ÿ™‚

Our cards are made out of recycled newspaper and the writing is cut out of banana leafs.


Unfortunately we have to postpone our evening

Come to our chikondis painting evening on 20 March 2020 at the Keramik Cafรฉ “Colour your day” ….. With creative people ceramics are painted and after firing sold for a good cause. โค๏ธ

The good cause is the chikondis e.V. and the birth house project in Malawi. Nascht delicious mom cupcakes and paints according to desire&mood with. Registration is requested.

new chikondis products from Malawi

๐Ÿ’ New arrival in our online shop…..Mrs.Flamingo and little handmade notebooks ๐Ÿ’

Check out our online shop…..itยดs definitely worth it. Lots of different colourful handmade things straight from Malawi .๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผ

International Women’s Day

March 8th….. โค๏ธ chikondis celebrates WOMAN’S DAY…….just like every day……we celebrate ourselves, celebrate life and celebrate the beauty of different women all over the world โค๏ธ


Also the Graffitibox supports us and our chikondis birthplace in Malawi…. by offering my “Maley Writer Collection”……. many dear thanks……. WE LOVE COLORFUL WALLS………..

Donation campaign

What a cool fundraising campaign………๐Ÿ‘พ Stick up art. ๐Ÿค–…..DIY #fratze stickersย 

Thank you very much Simon for your creativity,๐ŸŽˆ, your great ๐Ÿ’™ and your support ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ!


*** We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support and your donations this year ! Happy and blessed holidays for you, your loved ones and your families. ***


Every year again and chikondis in the middle of it !

Zikomo kwambiri

Thanks to the Embassy of the Republic of Malawi that the gentlemen were there again and supported us.


On December 14th we had a great benefit concert at the YAAM with Ndiaxo DalJaam & Band, SeboBeats and Dj Matar. *** THANKS to EVERYONE who made this possible***

โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š DANKE*Thank you*Merci*Zikomo*j ั‘rั‘jั‘f โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š

Snacking for a good cause

Our delicious (mango-lemon) chikondis candies are perfect to fill your homemade advent calendar…. They also fit in every Santa boot…. Lovingly handcrafted by Faktura, who introduce people with disabilities to the candy craft…โค๏ธ

***Thanks to Cornelia from***

Online Shop

๐Ÿฅณ ..we present you our chikondis online store.. ๐Ÿฅณ

If you are looking for special, great, colorful and handmade gifts, you will certainly find something here. A gift, which also supports a wonderful project……also 2 gifts in one โค๏ธ

chikondis book

*** Clara presented our chikondis book in her elementary school. Big THANK YOU for choosing our book ***

โค๏ธ Thanks also to your mom Ina, who helped to make the poster so beautiful!

October 15, 2019

โค๏ธ Dear Mothers in Malawi….. โค๏ธ we wish you a happy Mother’s Day…… ย โค๏ธ

***Chikondis loves all Mamas***


โค๏ธ ร–zlem&Alik โค๏ธ for your great support. Our chikondis donation box ๐ŸŽ‰ stands at your throne, our chikondis books are available on your tables and then you donate a part of it when you paint great ceramic blanks in your cafรฉ ๐ŸŽจ become……more is now really not possible……

Thanks!!!ย www.colouryourday.defor your great support. Our chikondis donation boxย 


On September 21, in the most beautiful midwifery practice in the city………. in the midwifery community “Hauptstadtkind” (,

ย a Baby&Kinder flea market took place. We were allowed to be there with a chikondis information and sales booth.

***Thanks to my great colleagues Tanja and Marem***

***Welcome to Germany***

If you are new in Germany and need support, or if you want to meet people from your home country, then contact us or contact “Umodzi wa a Malawi in Germany”…. we are looking forward to meeting you !

BAOBAB-Fair of diversity

WE have the BAOBAB Prize ๐Ÿ† in the category Engagement in Development Education and say THANK YOU-NARUD-


***Happy 25th birthday***

55th anniversary

On July 6th chikondis celebrated the 55th anniversary of independence with the Malawian ambassador, in the Malawian Embassy !
Chikondis kukondwelela tsiku lomwe a Malawi analandila ufulu odzilamulila okha ku embassy ya dziko la Malawi ku Berlin