Hunger & Livelihoods

Thursday 25 May 2023

Helping youths out poverty, one skill at a time

Passover (L) at her garage with one of her employees

When she was impregnated aged at 16 years in 2019, Passover Ngwara was destined to become a statistic—a promising young girl who got pregnant, dropped out of primary school and fell into the vicious poverty trap. A typical rural Malawian story that replicates itself across this country.

Thursday 25 May 2023

Nutrition provides a way out of poverty for divorced mother of 7

 "Right now, I am able to send my children to school and also feed them on a daily basis without bothering anyone"

Divorced with seven hungry kids to feed, 37-year-old Grace Emmanuel typified poverty in its perfect form.

Thursday 25 May 2023

Armed with technology, villagers brace for rainy days

A Community Disaster Risk Management Working Session in Zomba District

In Muhilili Village in the district of Zomba, a forest of trees atop sitting on a hill stands like a crown jewel at the heart of the village—lush and forestry—a sharp contrast to the bare hills in the surrounding villages which pale in comparison.

But it was not always like this.

Saturday 1 October 2022


Vincent, 45, is a member of Namwekho Village Savings and Loan (VSL). He has a small family of three children— two boys and one girl. When Save the Children, through its Sponsorship livelihood program, introduced VSL at his village as part of improving the livelihood of families, Vincent joined and immediately started saving.

Wednesday 2 May 2018

Invest in Youth. Transform Lives

30th April 2018, is day that the future of 102 young Malawian people transformed. Prior to this day, these youths all had one thing in common; they were school dropouts with no income or skills to survive. But now their story is different.