The Hunger Project Australia has said it is impressed with the commitment and success achieved by beneficiaries of The Hunger Project Malawi and is willing to reach out to more people.
A team of staffs from the organisation, which is in the country for 10 days, said this at the weekend after touring several projects run by The Hunger Project Malawi at Nchalo Epicentre in Chikhwawa District.
The epicenter, one of eight such facilities in the country, has projects in adult literacy, women empowerment, agriculture, microfinance and HIV and Aids, among others.
Leader of the group, Tara Donnelly, said they are impressed by the commitment of the beneficiaries to transform their lives.
“There is positive energy among the beneficiaries. They have a vision and are able to come up with ideas to change their lives. This is what The Hunger project wants so that we can wean them in the long run and reach other groups,” said Donnelly.
Rosemary Nhlema, vice-chairperson for the advisory committee of The Hunger Project Malawi, concurred with Donelly, but advised the beneficiaries to continue working hard so that they should not suffer after being weaned.
The visitor’s tour began with a meeting with a group of people living positively with HIV where they listened to success stories that have empowered them to live with hope.
The group, known as Ambuye Tiyang’anire, gets small loans for business from The Hunger Project Malawi.
END. Picture : The Hunger Project Australia staff during the visit to Nchalo epicentre.