Help with developing and marketing a sustainable social business in beautiful Malawi



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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

  • Description


    Hello there,

    This is a small Malawian Social Enterprise set in beautiful Nkhata Bay, Northern Malawi. Nkhata Bay is situated right at lake Malawi.

    We produce re-usable sanitary pads and diapers and are active in the provision of menstrual hygiene and reproductive health training for schoolgirls. The things you could get involved in here are endless: Research, education, product development, social media, graphic design, marketing, capacity building, and photography.

    I'm looking for 1 to 2 people who would like to stay with us for a longer term (at least a month) and really get stuck into activities with us! You would be working alongside some brilliant Malawian women who are experienced in producing the pads and diapers, as well as holding menstrual hygiene management workshops. Depending on your background and interests there is a huge range of things you can do.

    Feel free to send me a message if you'd like more information.

    All the best!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Charity Work
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn about running small businesses in low resource setting, about the importance of menstrual and reproductive health in Malawi and experience what impact a sustainable social business can have.

  • Help


    We would love some help with the following things (you don't have to do everything, we'll look at what your background is and where your interests lie):

    Marketing and promotion:
    -social media updating
    -social media marketing
    -website maintenance
    -Graphic design work for development of attractive visual tools such as animations, infographics and picture stories. This would concern both educational and marketing material

    Capacity building:
    -Teaching computer skills to staff
    -Developing training material for menstrual health and hygiene classes

    -Desk and field research into adult urinary loss and incontinence in Malawi and similar low-resource settings.

    Product development:
    -Developing the design of our pads and diapers using the materials easily available in Malawi
    -Sourcing eco-friendly, cost-effective options for packaging

    Assisting with the day to day:
    - Field Operations: get involved with the set up of menstrual health and reproductive health trainings, help with our ongoing efforts of increasing the accessibility of our products to local women and girls, and be involved in the day to day activities of a social business.
    - Light administrative tasks

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Room with double bed and desk in a beautiful house in Nkhata Bay. The house is 500m from the lake, set on the side of a valley.

  • A little more information

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 529885516851