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A Massive 2016!

As our Executive Director in Malawi says, “Change is a seed of slow growth” and in this light 2015 has been an important year for Empower Projects. It is a year in which we received 

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We are Tax Deductible in Australia!

This is a tremendous achievement as we are a small organisation – we are currently  volunteer run in Australia and only had 3 full-time employees in Malawi at the time of application in 2014. Overall, we clocked in over 200 hours of effort to submit a robust application.

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Lessons in Crowdfunding

It’s important to be clear about who you are impacting , the specifics of what is going to be done with the money raised (the more tangible the better) and why this is important to you/ your team. We are emotional beings and as per the ever popular 

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Unpacking the Ego

It became clear to me upon examination that it (working on social projects) was an escape – a drug of sorts. My intentions on the surface were good…but the internal drivers of this call to action were not entirely altruistic.

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Empower Malawi: 2012 Reflections

HAPPY new year to everyone! Clock by clock days hide behind the door- 2012 is now last year. It was an exciting year for Empower Inc’s initiative in Malawi, the Malawi project in all aspects of leadership, projects, partnerships and presence.

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The Pursuit of Purpose

I was 4 years old as I stood with my mother in a crowded public bus  in Kandy, Sri Lanka. I heard the drop of coins across the floor of the bus as an elderly women prepared to pass her bus fare to the conductor who was squeezing through.

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