Granny Maulana brews the best beer in Balaka

Meria Maulana with her grandchildren Estere and Francis outside the house they share
 © UNICEF Malawi/2017/Eldson Chagara

Meria Maulana is a small, shrunken old lady sitting on a mat outside a mudbrick house. Behind her, a makeshift football field has been set up on a cleared square of bare earth, with goal posts made from bamboo poles. A group of small children kick around a homemade football, ingeniously made from plastic bags wrapped in elastic bands.

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