Malawi

Bishop supports endeavours by Kolping

Since Malawi realised democracy in the early 1990 has the country continuously fluctuated between democratic and authoritarian governments. The country is marked by a rapid population growth, corruption and violations of human rights. Poverty is not kept outside the borders either: the country ranks among the least developed countries of the world which mainly effects the rural population.

Kolping in Malawi

 

The National Association of Malawi currently has 900 enthusiast Kolping members in approximately 40 Kolping Families. The local bishop supports the development of the young community. As Malawi is an agrarian country, the activities focus on:

Most people in Malawi live from smallholder farming: KOLPING INTERNATIONAL supports farmers by distributing small livestock like goats, chicken, cows and pigs, to increase harvests substantially. The animal’s dung even triples harvests so that the farmers can sell the large part of it and can thus earn money.

Special importance is attached to the diversification of the planted vegetables and fruits. Drought resistant seeds are provided and cisterns for the storage of rainwater are constructed. The farmers process field crops to juices, chips and jam. The more efficient production and utilization as well as marketing are also intensely promoted.

This help secures the food supply of the small farmers and helps them to deal with the effects of climate change.

Rural Development

Associational Work

Cultivation and marketing in good hands

Most people in Malawi live from smallholder farming: KOLPING INTERNATIONAL supports farmers by distributing small livestock like goats, chicken, cows and pigs, to increase harvests substantially. The animal’s dung even triples harvests so that the farmers can sell the large part of it and can thus earn money.

Special importance is attached to the diversification of the planted vegetables and fruits. Drought resistant seeds are provided and cisterns for the storage of rainwater are constructed. The farmers process field crops to juices, chips and jam. The more efficient production and utilization as well as marketing are also intensely promoted.

This help secures the food supply of the small farmers and helps them to deal with the effects of climate change.

More information

Please feel free to contact: spenden@kolping.net