Village banks, solution to poverty—Women

Four years ago today, Steria Eliko (32) from Village Head (VH) Demba, Traditional Authority (T/A) Kayembe in Dowa District, Central Region of Malawi did attest that when poverty strikes, friends run away. Steria, her husband Stanley—plus their five children faced mockery because they had no good shelter, food and clothes. “As a family, we could…

WVM hosts Empowered Worldview Learning Lab meeting

  World Vision Malawi (WVM) this week played host to the Worldview Learning Lab and Christian commitments meeting that drew together delegates from different countries across the globe. The countries included USA, Zambia, Lesotho, Uganda, DR Congo, Swaziland, South Africa, Kenya, Mozambique, among other countries and the host Malawi. The learning lab in Lilongwe came…

Mzuni sponsors 40 students

Mzuzu University (Mzuni) has unveiled plans to provide 40 education scholarships to needy students through the recently established Mzuni Student Scholarship Fund. Mzuni established the fund after noting that a number of needy students with no access to the government loan scheme fail to pursue their studies at the institution. The university raised the funds…

Fighting open defecation

    In most villages, talk about witchcraft is common. Sudden death of someone actually leads to squabbles as people accuse each other of be-witching the deceased. Mitress Januwale, of Mtanda village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Mazengera in Lilongwe, recalls the sudden death of her grandmother Myness Gilimoti in 2004. Januawale and her relations strongly believed…

Chiponda’s joy in Moringa tree

  Amid rain drizzles, Francis Martin Chiponda stuns communities and foreign nationals from World Vision Support offices by declaring his HIV positive status. His declaration was not by force, but to testify how he is still surviving after testing positive in 2006. Chiponda—who comes from Champhula Village Head in Nthondo, Ntchisi District —was confirmed positive…

Dairy farming transforming communities

  Eighteen-year-old Daniel Mwanza and her two sisters recall how difficult it was for their parents to make ends meet while they were very young. The three children from the family of Francis Mwanza of Group Village Headman (GVH) Funachina, Traditional Authority (T/A) Nthondo in Ntchisi struggled to have good food, nice clothes and decent…

Shonga, Banda are champions  of Old Mutual ball pool

  Renowned golfers Caro Banda and James Shonga proved their superiority in the golf sport on Wednesday after they outclassed other 52 golfers at Blantyre Sports Club (BSC). Old Mutual, which sponsored the Wednesday ball pool, donated K250 000 towards maintenance of the greens. Banda, who was crowned champion, beat other seven women golfers while…

Airtel Broadband golf rocks Zomba

Golfers in Zomba will today be treated to a day-long tournament sponsored by Airtel Malawi Broadband at Gymkhana Club. Airtel Malawi corporate sales manager, Nchane Nkhwazi, said the tournament is meant to thank golfers for supporting the Airtel brand. “Airtel is back in full force and as promised. We are keeping our word to grow…

Go Queens, don’t relax—Airtel

Airtel Malawi, the official sponsor of the Malawi Queens, says it is impressed with the team’s performance at the on-going Netball World Cup in Australia. In a statement made available to The Nation on Wednesday,  Airtel Malawi expressed happiness that the Queens have attained a world record in registering 101 nets in one game and…

Championing winter cropping

Chrissy Chidikha of Kadzumba Village in traditional authority (T/A) Maseya in Chikwawa has lived a miserable life. She is a victim of flooding in the Shire valley. The 51-year-old does not hide her discontent at how her family squeezed in a tent due to floods, a typical example of climate change effects faced not only…

Airtel golf crusade goes to Nchalo

The 2015 edition of Airtel Malawi’s golf series is expected to continue this Saturday at Nchalo Sports Club golf course, a month after the company held another tournament at Country Club Limbe (CCL). Airtel chief commercial officer Charles Kamoto said this weekend’s invitational stable-ford golf tournament will attract over 70 golfers. “Top range prizes for…

Kambale, Amaro win Masm golf tourney

On a sunny Wednesday, renowned golfers Gabriel Kambale and Terri Amaro emerged champions of the golf tournament sponsored by Medical Aid Society of Malawi (Masm). The event was hosted to help business captains and would be Masm customers interact and in the process clinch business deals. Kambale, who secured 21 points, attributed his victory to…

Kalulu, Banda are UGI golf champions

Mike Kalulu braved the sunny weather of Thyolo Sports Club greens on Sunday to be crowned champion of the annual UGI Golf Tournament. Kalulu had two birdies on holes number nine and 10 to give him a comfortable victory. He defeated other 44 golfers that were drawn from across the country. Kalulu told The Nation…