The Mbewa Self-Help Project is a set of activities run by the residents of Mbewa village, which sits by the Likhabula River at the foot of Mulanje Mountain.
Update: Mbewa village has been effected by the flooding in Malawi - the Project Committee is providing support. Donations welcome - click here.
Malawi is one of the world's poorest countries. Life expectancy is just 39 years and under-5 mortality is 140 per 1000 live births (over 20 times the rate in the UK). This project in Mbewa village, population about 3,000, is helping to improve people lives.
A maize mill began operating in May 2011 and is generating income for a social welfare fund (to assist AIDS orphans and other vulnerable people in the village), to invest in other small projects and to recoup the capital invested for repaying loans and saving for the next large-scale project (link on the left). Funds were raised in 2012, including through a sponsored bike ride, and a sheller was added to the mill in February 2013 to boost income.
The project in Malawi is run by Madalitso Community Based Organisation (registered with the District Social Welfare Office), which is run by a Project Committee elected by the villagers. Funds are raised by the Mbewa Self-Help Project (UK) (constituted as a Very Small Charity under Charity Commission regulations).
Sponsor Mike and Pete in the Brighton Marathon - 12 April 2015 -click here
The Mbewa Self-Help Project (UK) raises funds for projects in Mbewa Village, Malawi.