Lusubilo Community Care, a faith-based organisation under Karonga Diocese of the Catholic Church, has embarked on a two-year pilot graduation project to empower economically orphans and vulnerable children in Chitipa, Karonga and Rumphi districts.
The organisation’s director Vitumbiko Ngwira said this on Monday when he briefed Chitipa child technical group on the project.
He said the project seeks to graduate poor people to better living standards and will target 1 000 people in Mwaulambia and Chisenga in Chitipa, Kaporo in Karonga and Livingstonia in Rumphi.
“We will provide safety nets in form of cash or food every month for two years, but also financial education and some skills training to the beneficiaries with the aim of uplifting them from poverty to sustainable livelihoods,” he said.
Chitipa District director of planning and development McMillan Magomero commended the organisation for the initiative.
“The targeted areas are hard to reach, as such most organisations find it difficult to implement their activities. So, we expect the project to uplift the ultra-poor to better living standards,” he said.
The project is being funded by the Coppel Family of Mexico.