Lilongwe District is home to the capital city of Malawi, Lilongwe. However, beyond the urban boundaries of the city, are densely populated rural areas.
The challenges here are similar to other parts of Malawi, households rely on subsistence farming to provide for their families. They are often hostage to middle men and have poor access to wider markets.
Our work in this district centres on two planning areas (Demera and Ngwangwa), comprising approximately 100 villages. As of 2018, our scoping indicated that we were best poised to make an impact by supporting three agricultural cooperatives, and two schools in this region.