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)
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 fast-paced, high-intensity and stressful city.