We work in remote, rural areas of northern Malawi – where 40% of the population live on less than £1 a day, 16% are HIV-positive, and one in three people struggle to feed themselves each day.
Our mission is to develop self-sufficient communities by supporting projects in education, health, agriculture and forestry, and microfinance.
- train villagers in the importance of good nutrition and sustainable farming;
- plant trees to combat the effects of deforestation and climate change;
- run mobile HIV testing clinics and establish HIV support groups;
promote young children’s literacy skills and fund students through secondary school;
- provide microfinance loans to budding entrepreneurs.
Our work supports some of the most vulnerable households in the region, such as those which are headed by a female or child, have HIV-positive members, or are hosting one or more orphans.
At the heart of everything we do is our commitment to community-led development: all our projects are developed in partnership with the people we support. In this way, we can work together to break the poverty cycle and create lasting, sustainable change for the future.