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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!
Over the last few months our team across Malawi and Australia have been reflecting on our work to date. We’ve been dissecting the key factors underpinning our many successes and perhaps more so, our failures and the rich learnings attached to them.
Kapita Primary School is nestled atop one of the many undulating hills that stretch across the South-East Mzimba region of Malawi. To reach it, one often has two choices, a seasoned 4×4 or a long (steep) walk.
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
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) and Mngwangwa (Milindi and
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 par