Ending aid dependency in Malawi


Graduation ceremony Malawi-style

Almost a hundred people graduated from the Capacity Foundation’s adult literacy Academy on Friday, 17th February. This, our fourth graduation, was the largest cohort to date, bringing the total number of graduates to well over 300. Each graduate received a certificate recording their achievement – a pass mark of 75% …

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Meet an important man

Chaipa Banda is the chairman of the Area Development Committee (ADC) for Malenga Mzoma, the area of 40+ villages where Capacity operates. He has 14 members working with him – 7 women and 7 men, and their role is to look after the economic, social and other welfare interests of …

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Economic benefits of bokashi fertiliser

A fantastic example of the economic benefits of using bokashi organic fertiliser has been provided by Malawian farmer Philip Banda, who grew 2,000 football-size cabbages on a piece of ground measuring less than half an acre (roughly equivalent to a seventh of a football pitch). It took Philip four months …

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Business skills training

More than fifty people attended a business skills and marketing training course in Malenga Mzoma last month, in the hope that they can receive small loans to start a business or develop an existing one. Each prospective loantaker will have to produce a basic business plan before they receive their …

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