This month we have a guest blog post by our partners Matt and Wendy Napier (Walk to a Better World) We recently had the opportunity to visit some of Empower’s projects in Malawi and see first-hand the work they are doing to empower local communities. Our trip started with a tour of
This is part of an ongoing series of blogs by our intern Maddy Wilcox-Kerr. She is sharing insights from her time with our team in Malawi. After a couple of days in Kapita, I am beginning to come to terms with AFT (African Flexible Time). A concept coined by my friend Chawezi to help me
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.
This is the start of a series of blogs by our intern in Malawi, Maddy Wilcox-Kerr. She is in Malawi for 3 weeks. Arriving in Malawi Coming to Malawi, I was not sure what to expect. Having travelled through a few African countries before landing in Malawi, I was expecting Lilongwe to be a
The 3 Greatest Lessons I've Learnt Through 5 Years of Working in Development Jones Ntaukira here... I joined the Empower Malawi team in 2010 as a fresh young graduate with no experience about development work. A scientist at heart, equipped with theories, hope and confidence amassed from the long
Hello everyone! You might have seen our posts about our latest initiative Zuwa Energy. In fact we spent most of October raising funds (succesfully) to buy our first batch of stock. So what is Zuwa and how does this fit in with our work at Empower Projects? Our Founder and Executive Director Shanil
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