Cape Maclear, or Chembe, is a town on Malawi’s Nankumba Peninsula, at the southern end of Lake Malawi. Surrounded by forested mountains, it’s known for the sandy beaches and granite rocks of Lake Malawi National Park. The park shelters rich wildlife, such as antelope and baboons. The clear waters of the lake are populated by hundreds of species of colourful cichlid fish. These are visible at dive sites such as Otter Point. Mrs Mags Riordan is the founder of the Billy Riordan Memorial Trust. The history of Mrs Riordan’s work, and of her late son Billy, can be found here.
As well as providing excellent health care for the population of Cape Maclear the Billy Riordan Memorial Trust also assists in sponsoring able students from Cape Maclear to progress to secondary education. Primary education is free in Malawi, but further education is very expensive.