Members of Youth Progressive Club in Ntcheu have started selling dried fish with support from Save the Children International.
The 25-member youth club is successfully selling the dried fish in bulk to community members.
The club is one of 88 youth clubs formed by Save the Children under a project called Pathways for Strengthened Resilience and Graduation among Social Cash Transfer Programme (SCTP), popularly known as P4R.
In an interview, Youth Progressive Club chairperson Noel Sabawo said the club members were first trained in basic entrepreneurship and village savings and loans operation.
“After undergoing a series of trainings, the youth club was tasked to choose a business and come up with a business plan. We chose selling dried fish within our community and so far so good,” he said.
According to Sabawo, in December 2020 Save the Children gave the youth club K750 000 to kick-start its dried fish business.
The club members come from Namboya Village, Sub Traditional Authority (ST/A) Mkutumula in Ntcheu District and has 13 girls and 12 boys.
In a separate interview, Save the Chicldren P4R project manager James Gausi said the goal of the project is to contribute to poverty reduction.
“We want to reduce poverty, deprivation and increase resilience among the poorest and most vulnerable households in Ntcheu,” he said.