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2023 Project Demo Day in Malawi

CorpsAfrica/Malawi and Mastercard Foundation are pleased to announce

Project Demo Day in Malawi

April 22nd 2023

Golden Peacock Hotel

2:00 PM-5:00 PM

On April 22nd, 2023, after a rigorous selection process, four CorpsAfrica/Malawi Volunteers presented projects to donors and invited guests. Project Demo Day is a fundraising initiative that seeks to raise funds for community-led projects identified by host communities in collaboration with Volunteers.

Under-5 Clinic Shelter Project

Reuel Chimosola

Mbingwani Community in Majete 1

Total Cost: $4,818.70

Community Contribution: $2,826

The Mbingwani community in Majete 1 is on a mission to construct an Under-5 clinic in their community. Currently, the community teachers use a makeshift shade for immunization, growth monitoring, health education, and family planning services. During the rainy season, there is an increase in malnutrition cases, but the community lacks proper access to an adequate facility.

Funding Request: $1,992.70

Project Alignment (UN SDGs):

Meet the Community and the Volunteer:

Timber Deck Bridge Project

Nganawe Chiwona

Mjuma Village in Rumphi

Total Cost: $4,846

Community Contribution: $2,759

Nganawe Chiwona and her community in Rumphi are planning on constructing a 7-meter timber deck bridge over the Mkombezi River. The bridge will help connect two communities and ease access to health and education services. The bridge will also aid the 1,802 people in accessing markets and farmlands. The project teamed up with Kanyerere VDC, who will be setting up a fund to cover the costs of future maintenance and repairs to ensure the bridge’s longevity.

Funding Request: $2,807

Project Alignment (UN SDGs):

Meet the Community and the Volunteer:

Solar-Powered Irrigation Project

Amy Ndao Gueye

Mbingwani Community in Majete 1

Total Cost: $9,241

Community Contribution: $3,572

Amy Ndao Gueye is a Senegalese Exchange Volunteer serving in Dowa. She is working with a group called Women is Palm Tree from Dzaleka Refugee Camp to implement a solar-powered irrigation system. This project seeks to install a submersible pump to aid irrigation at the group’s farm. Installation of a solar pumping system, which will aid in watering crops in the women’s gardens, reduces the average time the women spend watering the garden by 2 hours and increases the amount of vegetables harvested. 

Funding Request: $5,669

Project Alignment (UN SDGs):

Meet the Community and the Volunteer:

Community-Based Child Care Centre 

Simeon Kalua

Mwalala Village in Chitipa

Total Cost: $4,740

Community Contribution: $2,073

Simeon Kalua and his community in Chitipa are on a mission to construct a modern Community-Based Child Care Centre. Currently, the community has no learning structure and children are taught at a caregiver’s house. The project will also ensure that the caregivers are trained and learning materials are available at the school. The project will increase enrollment and attendance in pre-primary education; it will aid children’s social, emotional, cognitive, and moral development and facilitate their transition to primary school.

Funding Request: $2,073

Project Alignment (UN SDGs):

Meet the Community and the Volunteer:

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