From the Field: Malawi

In this conversation, we discuss the growing needs in Malawi as a result of COVID-19.

This month our Collective Members chatted with Yamba Malawi Country Director, Gertrude Kambwize.


In this recording, she shares how your generosity has helped their farming program. She also sheds light on the growing needs in Malawi as a result of COVID-19.


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Right now, nearly half of Malawi’s children are malnourished.

Our partnership with Yamba Malawi began in 2018, focused on helping farmers grow more food. By equipping farmers with the tools and seeds they need to succeed, they can increase their yields and provide more food to their communities. On average, each farmer in the program improves from making $20 a year to over $145 per harvest. 

In 2020, due to the pandemic, our activities in Malawi extended to emergency relief by providing soap and hygiene education to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Your impact:

Since 2018, your support has helped 132 farmers in Malawi. Those farmers are currently growing enough food to feed 57,000 people. Because of farmers' increased incomes, 650 kids are now enrolled in school for the first time.

Further reading:

In the video Gertrude mentions hospitals in Malawi running out of oxygen for patients. Check out this CNN article to learn more about the dire situation.

Interested in joining opportunities like this?

We invite you to become a member of the Collective with us and see your impact in action. 

Being a member means your impact scales quickly. If you join at $50 per month, you will help 250 people this year. Each month you help a new job creation program, like Yamba Malawi, giving them the tools and fuel they need to serve more people. 

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