This December, my fellow Director James Feng and I visited Kilinochchi in Sri Lanka, a region that was badly affected by nation's 25-year civil war(1983-2009). The main purpose being to connect with our latest grassroots partner organisation, Kaveri Kala Manram (KKM), and our partner community for
Greetings everyone! My name is Nellie Chipole and I'm Empower Malawi's cooperative specialist :) Today I'd like to share some information about our efforts to support three agricultural cooperatives in Lilongwe. Our latest project in Lilongwe is focused on Demera (Demera Paprika Cooperative)
Hi everyone! We need your help. My Giving Circle is giving away $25,000 to Australia's favorite charities across four categories. We are currently #4 in our category as a community development organisation. With your help we can get to the Top 3 and receive between AUD 1000 to AUD 2000 in grant
This March, our Empower Malawi team launched its latest five-year partnership with two rural regions within the Lilongwe District (Demera and Ngwangwa extension planning areas). This five-year regional partnership will comprise of two initiatives that would operate in parallel: Assisting three
Bright Msuku here! We at Empower Malawi partner with rural regions across Malawi for 5 years to support local efforts to achieving self-reliance. Rural regions in Malawi typically comprise of Traditional Authority (T/A) jurisdiction, each with an average of 50 - 100 villages that make up
This is part of an ongoing blog series by our intern Maddy Wilcox-Kerr. About 5 hours north of Lilongwe lies the district of Mzimba South East. Kapita is a large area comprised of 38 villages. The area is governed by a village head and the main source of income is farming of maize and coffee.
The Timbiri Savings and Credit Cooperative is changing lives in Nkhata Bay through financial inclusion and access to solar technologies. Recently, this community bank recruited a new 'Member Service Officer'. We thought it appropriate to formally introduce him to all our supporters. "My name is
If we were to encapsulate our efforts in Mpamba, Nkahata Bay across 2015, we'd say that we've been "sowing seeds". Working shoulder to shoulder with community is central to our work and we recognise that this is not a process that can be rushed and forced into convenient timelines. It involves