In the first of a series of blogs about her annual monitoring visit to Malawi, Sarah talks about her trip to Mtoto Multi Purpose Co-operative in Mzuzu.
We received quite the welcome on arrival, with traditional singing greeting us. You can see what happened here.
This co-op produces honey from 79 bee hives that the members all own collectively, whilst they also breed chicks (over 500 and counting!) and piglets that they sell at the market.
As the picture below shows, they have just started to produce organic maize as a result of training on organic fertilizer production. This was training that we delivered, alongside our governance modules that will enable them to run effectively as an organisation.
We also learnt that all of the members of the co-op put aside 100 Malawi Kwacha (the local currency) each month to give to a local orphanage. This helps to pay for essentials such as food and soap.
Look out for our next blog coming later this week!
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