A short video of some impromptu singing by four women in Zatuba Village, Malawi. A beautiful showcase of the human spirit through self-expression and welcoming outsiders. It's also a testament to how access to solar lighting enables new possibilities for rural communities!
Executieve Director of Empower Malawi shares 3 key lessons that he has learnt (thus far) through working with rural communities to implement sustainable livelihood projects.
Kapita Primary School in rural Malawi has over 400 pupils . Empower has been working in the region since 2010 and more specifically with the school since 2011. We've been collaborating with the school on a food garden project and eco-sanitation.
Empower and its partners Mzuzu UNiversity recently installed solar electricity at the school. A development that will enable night-classes and create an added community gathering place after dark!
A wind up to the year 2012 for Empower Malawi. One of the success stories in 2012 was the training of solar installers and installation of solar electricity in Chief Zatuba Banda's House. In the video, the Chief shares his joy and happiness and tells us that 'he is not different from people living in town now that he has solar electricity'....! WE ARE EQUALLY EXCITED ABOUT IT AND LOOKING FORWARD TO ANOTHER FRUITFUL YEAR OF 2013.
Empower is a sustainable development organisation that enables entrepreneurs to build self-reliant communities. With operations in Malawi and Sri Lanka, we support community derived visions for change through:
1) Access to affordable and ethical capital.
2) Access to sustainable technology
3) Building local capacity in leadership, entrepreneurship and permaculture.