Scottish govt applauds CADECOM’s initiatives in Malawi

Head of International Development for the External Affairs Directorate in the Scottish Government, Joana Keating has commended the Catholic Development Commission in Malawi (CADECOM), a relief and development arm of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) for reaching out to vulnerable people in the rural areas through its interventions.

Joanna appreciating  the products from Soy
Joanna appreciating the products from Soy
Joanna touring a Soy field.
Joanna touring a Soy field.

Keating was speaking Mapira Village, Traditional Authority Chimutu in Lilongwe where she visited and appreciated interventions undertaken by CADECOM through its ‘Women Access To Markets and Adaptation to Climate Change Project’ which is funded by the Scottish government through OXFAM.

Keating said she was impressed with the way the project is being implemented particularly noting that it is transforming people’s lives especially women.

“I am impressed with what you are doing in this community. I would like to encourage you that you continue doing this good work,” she said.

OXFAM Country Director, John Makina commended CADECOM for working to the expectation of his organization and the Scottish government as a donor partner.

He said the services rendered by CADECOM are crucial in transforming the livelihood of vulnerable Malawians.

During the visit, Keating alongside OXFAM officials appreciated interventions under the Village Savings and Loans, Soy Production, Small Scale Agro processing, Capacity Building on Access to Markets Concept and Climate Change Adaptation measures.

Azilei Shumba,a soy farmer said the project has benefited her a lot because she is able to access all basic necessities out of farming.

“CADECOM provided us with startup soy of Nasoko variety) through our clubs and this is on a pass on scheme. We were also oriented on the attributes of this variety, for instance its high market value and resistance to drought,” she said as Keating alongside officials from OXFAM toured her Soy garden.

She said she anticipate to harvest 20 bags of soy from her one and half hectors of land and later sell them thereafter use the money to purchase Iron sheets and some pay school fees for her children.

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willard Thipa
willard Thipa
8 years ago

Keep on doing better job in our country

8 years ago

Kupeza bwino it’s not about small population size. Look at CHINA vs INDIA and BOTSANA vs NIGERIA. Numbers dont work but minds n commitments

Thitherward Wendo
Thitherward Wendo
8 years ago

What is important about these projects is not their size but the fact that they provide examples of people giving some of their money, time and skills to improve the lives of others. Their aim is to help the poor to help themselves. However, I think that there is an even more important lesson that those of us who are fortunate enough not to be poor should learn: if foreigners can help our poor brothers and sisters, so can we. [After all, Scotland is a small country with a population that is only about 30% of Malawi’s.] We must learn… Read more »

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