NEWS FROM THE CAPACITY FOUNDATION

New survey targets 4,000 households

The Capacity Foundation has set itself the task of interviewing all 4,000 households in TA Malenga Mzoma’s 60 villages. This follows the landmark baseline household survey carried out in 2016, which led directly to the founding of Capacity. The 2016 survey sample was very large, covering 1,200 (30%) of the …

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Overcoming absolute poverty

About a quarter of the 4,000 families in Malenga Mzoma are considered subsistence farmers, which means they grow enough food to survive but have no surplus and no form of income. One in eight people eat only once a day. This is absolute poverty. (Baseline Household Survey, 2016.) The Foundation …

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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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