Economic Empowerment for ultra-poor women and girls in communities in Lilongwe, Malawi



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  • Description


    we are a local based NGO registered in 2004 under the Trustees Incorporation Act number TR/INC: 1678; registered with the Council for Non Governmental Organisation’s in Malawi (CONGOMA); and registered with the Non Governmental Organisation Board of Malawi. The organisation was formed by an Amon Lukhele, who is an orphan to facilitate interventions of the community ills.

    Our mandate is to provide optimal framework condition to vulnerable children, girls and boys, women and men and youth in rural communities. We focus our intervention on the promotion of women and girls empowerment; HIV and AIDS Management; SRHR; Health Justice; Human Rights; Social Protection; Climate Change; Agriculture; Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH); Advocacy and Networking; and inclusion of marginalized groups such as people with albinism, people living with HIV, elderly people, orphans and vulnerable children and people with physical challenges.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Elderly Companion
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • 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

    Cultural benefits.
    they will be a lot of benefits and these will be among the benefits
    1. Learn Chewa language
    2. Learn Nyau dance among other dances which common among Chewa people.
    3. learn how to cook local foods
    4. Learn other cultures such as weddings, sendoffs, worship services.
    5. Learn how families accommodate themselves
    6. Learn dressing.

  • Help


    The traveler will work with women and girls and interacting with primary school learners/pupils in communities our organisation is working. These are local women and girls and rural primary schools who and where we work in the areas of village savings and loans groups. The traveler will be working with learners/pupils within the catchment area.

    She/he will be interacting with communities to learn diversity of cultures among Chewa tribe.

    Since the hosting organisation is a local base the traveler will be also doing the following things;
    a. coming to office and interacting with volunteers at the office
    b. sometimes going to meetings attending on behalf of the organisation
    c. Sometimes doing presentations on behalf of the organisations if need be.
    d. visiting the lake Malawi which is just less than 1 hour drive way.
    e. Interact with volunteers so that volunteers learn from the travelers
    f. on free time attend faith services and other gatherings such as sendoffs, weddings among the many things.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English in office, outside office local chichewa and tumbuka

  • Accommodation


    The accommodation will be local houses and this will help the travellers to learn more culture and life style. The travellers will be located at local houses where the volunteers are coming from.

    Lilongwe most of the times is very warm and in October to December is hot sometimes.

    The area we are renting the house is high populated and its where we also learn more culture.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    When its off time, we will be walking going to the homes, sometimes using local min buses, bicycles taxes . Sighting to local markets within the area or in town.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week (25 hrs max)

After training on community health, getting an certificate by global health corps and Malawi health Equity network
High level panel discussion on Universal Health Coverage organised by this organisation
group discussions on forming community structures at Katutula Health post in Mchinji, border Chipata, Zambia
Monitoring government projects under open contracting on the journey of mother care groups training in Mchinji District
The education project
Mother care group training at Mbalachanda health centre in Mzimba district in the northern region of Malawi
Chiuzila Primary school, one of the catchment area
Mother care groups training
The house we are renting at the moment
My wife Edina and a baby
Organisation beneficiaries on horticultural production Chiuzila Area
Women groups on Village saving and loans group at Chiuzila Area
Out of school youths trained in value addition, by making valuable products from wastes.
Host ref number: 696214214195