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!
Help with Eco Projects
Help with Computers/ Internet
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.
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
-Graphic design work for development of attractive visual tools such as animations, infographics and picture stories. This would concern both educational and marketing material
-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.
-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
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week