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Irrigation Puts Hunger in Check in Malawi

Posted February 4, 2011 | 11:33:34 (EST)

The month of January is usually the busiest in Chitukula, an agricultural community situated in rural Lilongwe in central Malawi. With the onset of the rains, most farmers in Chitukula are busy in their fields, determined to make the most out of the heavy rainfall.

Contrary to the surrounding hub...

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All Sweet for Honey Producers in Malawi

Posted October 28, 2010 | 11:58:07 (EST)

A few months ago, Siverio Kamera, 42, a member of Ngala Club in Dowa, Malawi, was getting disillusioned by the lack of progress in his newly found source of livelihood, beekeeping.

Having joined Ngala Club in 2006, Siverio was finding the going tough as the project was failing to make...

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The Lifechanging Business of Small Ideas: Rabbits Become Lifeline in Malawi

Posted May 27, 2010 | 20:40:06 (EST)

Stefano and his wife pictured with one of their rabbits. Photo: Joseph Scott, Malawi, Concern Worldwide
As the rains pound mercilessly in the small village of Chikanga - Stefano and his neighbours hope that, this season, their crops will make it.

The rainfall pattern of the last two...

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Presenting Malawian Girls With A Classroom, Not A Forced Marriage

Posted March 19, 2010 | 12:36:00 (EST)

Martha is a shy, yet intelligent, 12-year-old girl. This year, she was supposed to earn her primary school leaving certificate (PSLC). Her teachers believed she would make it to high school, as she had been the best student in her class since the first grade. Last school term, she was...

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