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2017: Highlights

Greetings everyone! I hope you are having a relaxing end to the year. At our end, another momentous year comes to an end and a HUGE 2018 is soon to fill our horizon. Here’s a quick summary of some highlights from 2017.

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What is permaculture?

Here at Empower Projects, we are CONSTANTLY talking about “permaculture” and whether our approaches to agriculture, community financing, technology or training are being informed by it. But what is it exactly? Why is it so important to us?  Our Founder Shanil Samarakoon is here to explain!

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Welcome Solister!

My name is Solister Mhango, Member Service Officer and I am 26 years old. I originally come from Karonga District. I  hold a Diploma in Financial Accounting from the Malawi College of Accountancy.

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My First Day in Kapita

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.

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Development in Action

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 understand the flexible nature of Malawian scheduling. The term initially surfaced when we were expecting to do our interviews with Kapita’s largest village.

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Our Trip to Malawi – Matt and Wendy Napier

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

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