KOLPING Malawi: Economic empowerment by promoting livestock farming
The majority of Malawians rely on farming to provide for both their main source of food and source of income. However, the majority face food shortage each year. Poor agricultural practice has left the country with low crop yields and rampant food shortages. Self-sustainability through agriculture is absolutely vital.
The escalating prices of chemical fertilizers make it impossible for the majority of smallholder farmers to afford. Kolping Malawi saw the need for alternative low-cost soil fertility enhancing technologies and embarked on training their members in compost manure making to improve soil fertility.
Kolping International has supported towards economic empowerment by promoting livestock farming, village savings and loans through capacity building so that low earning members become independent economically.
The water program of KOLPING Brazil ensures the survival of families in the northeast of the country
The water program is implemented by local Kolping Families in the semiarid region in the northeast of Brazil, especially in the states Bahia, Ceará, Pernambuco and Piauí.
The individual activities of this program significantly improve the living conditions of the affected families as well as of the small rural agricultural producers in this region, especially through measures in the fields of water security and management, training on the management of water resources, due and efficient use of water for basic needs, food, family farming and animal husbandry.
The program includes measures for the construction of water cisterns and wells, educational and income generating activities that promote a harmonious co-existence with the environment.
On the photo, you see the couple José Edivaldo de Queiroz and Eleni Muniz de Souza Queiroz together with their son Enzo Gabriel de Souza Queiroz who live in the Flores region (state of Pernambuco). They participated in the water program and received a water cistern.
The project fundamentally improves the living conditions of the families and the small rural producers.
#KOLPINGworks – this principle holds true in Germany for 170 years now
A strong Association with dynamic local communities, with more than 225,000 members in 2,300 local Kolping Families, comprising 35,000 children, adolescents and young adults among the Kolping Youths.
In a video message the National Kolping President Ursula Groden-Kranich, Member of the German Bundestag, points out the present work of the Association and its nationwide institutions and enterprises and at the same time asks for support of the worldwide online petition “Kolping is sacred to me!“