NEWS FROM THE CAPACITY FOUNDATION

Online shop helps boost funds

The introduction of our online shop is the latest example of the way the Capacity Foundation offers an outlet for craftspeople in Malenga Mzoma by taking their products to market. The shop currently offers a range of cloth goods made from the chitenji material popular in east Africa. The lengths …

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Mamama Restaurant opens

The Foundation’s largest social enterprise to date, the Mamama Restaurant in Chintheche, opened on 19 December 2020 to a very positive reception. Head Chef Jefferson Baxuki is highly respected and once worked for the State President. A large garden area behind the restaurant is ideal for open-air events such as …

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British overseas aid cut

The principle concern of the Foundation and the reason that it was formed – the unreliability and conditionality of international aid – has been amply but unfortunately reinforced by recent events. In June 2020 the UK Government merged the International Development Department with the Foreign (international relations) Office – see …

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The impact of Covid-19 in Malawi

Mercifully, COVID-19 has had less of an impact on Malawi than had been feared. By western standards, Malawi’s health service is wholly unprepared for a pandemic, with only a small number of ICU beds in the whole country. By the end of November 2020, there had been 6,000 reported cases …

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