We are a non-profit, NGO charity based out of Canada.  Our goal is to recycle old electronic waste (i.e. laptops, pdf readers, headphones, etc) from North America and use it to help promote sustainability in Africa.  Although laptops 10-15 years old are no good in North America anymore, to a place like Malawi, they could mean the difference between eating or not.  We load our laptops with thousands of e-books on everything from Permaculture to Rainwater Harvesting to Language lessons.  Once shipped to Lilongwe, Malawi, they are distributed to local schools and libraries.  Mabuku Malawi has partnered with Building Malawi, another local NGO located in Lilongwe.  Building Malawi is a charity that builds local libraries, and Mabuku Malawi is trying to help fill those libraries with laptops and e-books.  Check out our pictures and about us page, and if you like us you can donate here.

Why you need to help.

  1. 1.E-waste represents 2 percent of America's trash in landfills, but it equals 70 percent of overall toxic waste. The extreme amount of lead in electronics alone causes damage in the central and peripheral nervous systems, the blood and the kidneys.

  2. 2.20 to 50 million metric tons of e-waste are disposed worldwide every year.

  3. 3.Recycling 1 million laptops saves the energy equivalent to the electricity used by 3,657 U.S. homes in a year

  4. 4.There are only 15 million people in Malawi.  The US alone throws away more computers every year.  Imagine if everyone in Malawi had a laptop full 1000‘s of educational e-books.

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