Australian Caritas, an international non-governmental organisation which funds Catholic Development Commission (Cadecom), says it is impressed with Mwanza communities’ participation in the implementation of Integrated Community Development (ICD) project.
Caritas programme coordinator Scot Martins said this on Wednesday when he visited some projects in Traditional Authority (T/A) Kaunduku where communities from Kaulemu and Ziyenderana villages are implementing School Led Total Sanitation (SLTS), child protection and gender awareness programmes.
He said: “I am impressed with the way communities manage natural resources in aforestation drive and engage in income generating activities such as making banana wine, soya milk and irrigation farming. I understand that previously these communities did not have boreholes but now they do and every household is practising sanitation and hygiene. This is commendable.”
Blantyre Archdiocese Cadecom secretary Mandinda Zungu said she felt encouraged by Martins’ remarks and progress of the projects.
She said they chose Mwanza because it has challenges in food insecurity, water for irrigation farming, low literacy levels, human trafficking, among others.
Group village head Tulonkhondo thanked Cadecom for transforming communities. n