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Empowering women through SHG Approach

In the series #Knowwhatwedo, we share with you what the Centre for Youth and Development does, why we do what we do, how we do it and what we have been able to achieve. In this blog we share with you the Building a sustainable and empowered people’s institution through self-help group...

Happy International Women’s Day

In recognition of United Nations International Women’s Day, we celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.  The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.   This year, after all we’ve experienced, achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world, shows us how crucial it is to create...

Reaping from Self-Help Groups

Meet Bettie Mhango, she is 32 years old and belongs to the Chimwemwe Self Help Group in Nkombezi area.   Bettie lives with her 4 Children as she separated from her husband. She dropped out of school in Standard (grade) 7 and had her first child at a tender age. After...

SHG – a lifeline amidst covid-19

Covid-19 has had a huge effect on Malawi as Nation. The Financial sector is one of the worst hit with many business owners closing up their businesses. Members of the Self-Help Groups are not spared, and some lost their businesses while for many others businesses remained stagnant because of the immense uncertainty poised by Covid-19...

TIWATUKULE YOUTH FUND: Creating Youth Employment Through Entrepreneurship Financing

Youth unemployment continues to be a developmental challenge in Malawi where at least 7.52% of youth, aged 15 -24, continue to be unemployed and the Government is grappling for solutions to fix this statistic. The Centre for Youth and Development (CYD) has been focusing on self-employment as part of their...