Since 2009 ASAP Malawi has been helping families in Southern Malawi increase their income through Savings Groups. Locally known as "Chimvano pa Chuma"in the Chechewe language, the "Unity for Economic Growth"project has reached over 5,000 families. Funded by CORDAID and FIMA, ASAP continues to assist families in Chikwawa, Neno, Mwanza and Blantyre Rural districts.
Since its inception in Malawi, ASAP worked to add value to SG's by providing training in agricultural skills. Working in partnership with Total Land Care, groups learned rainwater harvesting, conservation farming and seed multiplication techniques; all effective methods to improve crop yields at minimal or no cost. Treadle pumps were also provided at a subsidized rate to appropriate families.
In 2013 ASAP Malawi rolled out a new two-year SG Project funded by Swedish Aid for Individual Relief (SOIR). Training in small-business development will be added-on, in addition, protection of women rights and renewable use of the environment.
According to Twisiwile Mwaighogha, ASAP Malawi's Country Director, "Our Vision is a Malawi without Poverty and our mission is to build self-reliant communities through empowering the poor to take action on issues affecting their lives." He welcomes your interest and inquiries.
Twisiwile Mwaighogha: email@example.com
Please visit the ASAP Malawi website: http://www.asapmw.org