Malawi Fruits empowers local people in Northern Malawi to create businesses which are self-sustaining and are genuine social enterprises with all profits being invested in the community.
Having developed expertise supporting smallholder farmers to grow cash crops, Malawi Fruits is now ready to go to the next level and develop a medium-sized business doing agri-processing.
For too long Malawi has been treated as a passive recipient of aid and the thrust of this plan is to empower the people to grow and process their own crops so that the people can be in a position to care for the education and healthcare needs of their families. Believing that this empowerment is the correct model, Malawi Fruits avoids getting directly involved in aid models supporting schools and hospitals but emphasizes economic development as the sustainable way to provide these essential services.
We work with some of the poorest framers in the world, helping them to grow crops with good markets and, increasingly, to add value through food processing. Projects for 2016 include rehabilitating irrigation schemes and building a sunflower oil processing plant.
Malawi Fruits aims to:
- To renovate irrigation schemes which have fallen into disrepair thus increasing the incomes of the farmers who work this land.
- To establish a Groundnut and Sunflower Oil Processing plant to add value to the farmers' crops, increase their incomes and generate profits for the benefit of the community.
- To teach financial literacy and entrepreneurship to 500 smallholder farmers in Northern Malawi. This capacity building will enable them to start micro-businesses and provide for their families.
Established: September 2011
Board members: 5
Full time staff: 1
Part time staff: 1
Phone number: 07951 157113
Address: 3 Church Avenue, Newmains Wishaw ML2 9BHView charity accounts on the Scottish Charity Commission website