Be our Finnish speaking big sister or brother for our children in Malawi



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    We are young, relaxed family of 4 children living in Limbe, Malawi. Children are 4, 10, 12 and 13 years old. The children are loud, outgoing, social and curious, they will make you laugh and drive you nuts.

    We live in a local (working class) neighborhood, Makheta, which is 10min bus drive away from Limbe city centre and 30min bus drive away from Blantyre. Buses leave just at our doorstep. Makheta is lively place with kiosks, market, local restaurants and bars and all possibly small businesses. In Limbe and Blantyre you can find fancy hotels with restaurants, cafes and swimming pools.

    We are green family, we are vegetarians, we have our own garden where we grow some veggies and have goats. We have compost toilet.

    You will have your own spacious, cosy room with own entrance and toilet/shower.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Traveller will be exposed to a typical township life of Malawians. You will get to know local markets, way of living and local people. From Limbe you can easily travel to the lakeshore, mount Mulanje, Thyolo tea plantation, Zomba forest..
    We can arrange visits to local orphanage, slum, school.. You can always have days off for travelling.

  • Help


    We are looking for a big sister/brother, someone who would like to explore Malawi, spend some time (either weeks or months - we are flexible) with our family and who could bring something extra into our family.

    We are looking for someone who could help children with homework, read books for the little one and "teach" Finnish for a few hours in the afternoons (usually between 15-20), play games and so on. Parents are at home but mum sometimes studying in the evening.

    It would be great if you could do some basic gardening, ie applying water and so on. Possibility to have long weekends off and travel around Malawi. Our maid will cook lunch, dinner and clean, so that would not be your task (but you are allowed to cook and bake)

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Finnish: Fluent
    Chichewa, Chewa, Nyanja: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Own room with bed, en-suite bathroom (water and compost toilet) with own entrance.

    On weekends we will provide ingredients for meals if we are not at home and you can eat with us if we are at home.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 951589784888