We’re delighted to announce that we’ve secured a further £5000 from the Unicorn Grocery 4% fund, building on the support we received back in 2015.
We’ve been working to support the development and growth of Co-operatives in Malawi for over 5 years. Take a look at the difference £5000 will make:-
– The Malawian economy is based on agriculture which is responsible of one third of GDP and 90% of export revenues. More than 90% of the rural population (2.5-3 million households) are smallholder farmers
-The environment is not favourable to business development, challenged by economic and climate shocks. Some of the main constraints include a high inflation rate (23.3% in August 2013) a difficultly in accessing finance, and a lack of adequate skilled labour
-Securing this award will provide much needed funds to support the development of nurseries for Macadamia Co-operatives in Neno and Organic Coffee Co-operatives in Magoni
-The award will also allow the support of tea Co-operatives in Thyolo to continue.
Our Projects Development Manager Sarah said: “We’re absolutely delighted to secure further funding to support our ongoing work in Malawi. To date, we have held training sessions for over 7,400 people, teaching them the co-operative ways of working and how they can be transformative, alongside guidance on how to establish their own co-op. This has led to over 320 new co-operatives emerging, transforming lives across the region.”