Shop Malawi - buy Malawian products!
Fair Trade USA
Malawi partners include Mzuzu Coffee Planters Cooperative Union and Kasinthula Cane Growers Association. US partners include Toms Roasting Co. who market Mzuzu coffee.
JTS market Kilombero Rice from the Karonga area, Yellow Split Lentils (Toor Dahl) from RAB Processors, Buchanan's Sweets (made using Fairtrade Sugar from Malawi) and Malawi Gold Chilli Sauce.
Nali produce and market Africa's hottest peri-peri sauce plus a range of other sauces to meet any culinary challenge.
Market Mzuzu coffee in single bags or cases of 6.
Satori Tea Company
Satori Tea market Green Tea from the Satemwa Estate (near Thylo)
Satemwa Antlers White Tea, one of 10 specialty Malawian teas offered at this source.
Other sources of Malawian origin products include:
The Co-operative stores stock Fair Trade sugar from Malawi and Malawian tea is used in The Co-operative’s 99 tea and other blends. Liberation nuts market Peanuts from Malawi through Traidcraft and Waitrose.
Support those working directly at grassroots level to give Malawians a hand up!
Global Concerns Trust
Empowering vulnerable people through grassroots development projects. Projects aim to contribute to the reduction of poverty, the enhancement of economic sustainability, and improvement in community integration of physically disabled men and women in rural Malawi. Registered charity in Scotland.
Maloto: A Dream for Malawi
Child Care / Community Center/ Kwithu Women's Group. By working with local partners to develop and support programs for nutrition, education and entrepreneurship, Maloto fulfills its mission to feed, educate and empower women and children. Maloto is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization (USA).
Sam at Cool Runnings is the focal point for many projects locally in Senga Bay. Recent activities have included improvements to public sanitation to village, first aid kits to local primary school, school maintenance and support to the Chimwemwe Women's Group.
Positivo (a National NGO) dedicated to ending discrimination against people living with HIV and stopping the spread of the virus. Positivo engages communities in participatory projects which enable them to reflect on their situation and produce their own health messages through the medium of music. The messages are created by the community for the community.
The focus is on boosting youth involvement in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
The Soko Fund
A small Scottish-registered education charity devoted exclusively (and uniquely) to securing university education for women in Malawi – one of the poorest countries in the world.
Poverty means that aid to Malawi is focused first and foremost on food, then health (AIDS is rife) then basic school education. Understandably university education gets almost no attention.
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Ehehleni is a Community Based Organization with programs focused on People with Disabilities, High Risk People Living with Aids, Home Based Care, Orphan Care, Youth, Environment and Micro-Finance
The CBO's span of responsibility encompasses >70 villages and >10,000 people. Previously supported by MRDF before their geographic focus shifted to West Africa
FROM is a Scottish registered charity which raises money for projects in Malawi. Money raised is used by Dr Tracy Morse, project manager of the University of Strathclyde Scotland Malawi Health Initiative to provide many of the basic necessities required to help save lives and improve the quality of life for people in rural villages but especially for the many orphans and vulnerable children.
The Malawi Project
The Malawi Project (501c3 humanitarian aid organization) functions in the areas of medicine, education, widow/orphan care, assistance for the handicapped and aged, agriculture, famine assistance, and the spiritual development of responsible citizens who will make a contribution to their home, village, community, church and nation.
The BeeHive School in Mzuzu (501(c) (3) organization registered as a PVO) aims to deliver high quality education at an ultra-affordable cost. Education of the whole child is encouraged, with activities and topics that are relevant and interesting. Social, moral, spiritual, and physical development is fostered, as well as a strong focus on literacy, numeracy and science.
UK registered charity that focuses on Volunteer Community Projects in Nkhata Bay. Projects include primary & nursery schooling, vocational training for the disabled and communications (internet, radio station, media center).
The lodge is a social enterprise that works closely with the community in Manchewe village. Activities include assisting a local womens group in moving forward with income-generating projects, providing tuition support and helping the local primary school.
Lend a hand - volunteering opportunities!
Peace Corps (US Govt.)
Peace Corps Volunteers work at the grassroots level toward sustainable change that lives on long after their service —a t the same time becoming global citizens and serving their country. Over 120 volunteers in Malawi working in education, environment and health areas
VSO is the world's leading independent international development organisation that offers volunteers the chance to work abroad to fight poverty in developing countries. Volunteers work in Malawi to improve education, health & livelihoods of local people & communities.
TEMWA (UK Charity)
TEMWA teach the importance of good nutrition and sustainable farming techniques, plant trees to combat the effects of deforestation, run mobile HIV testing clinics and establish HIV support groups, promote literacy skills to young children and fund students through secondary school.
International Citizen Service (ICS) is a once-in-a-lifetime volunteering opportunity open to all 18-25 year olds, backed by the UK government.
Ripple Africa focus on projects within the education, environment and health areas. They are located on the lakeshore just south of Nkhata Bay.
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