Life with a Purpose Community Based Organisation, Lilongwe, Malawi

LWAPCBO is a community based organisation and NGO with the aim to create change to enable a better future in Lumbadzi (just outside Lilongwe centre). Their vision includes a community which is socio-economically empowered, have self-sustaining livelihoods and improved access to education, health and strong leadership.

 

They strive to achieve this by running the following programmes:

  • Microfinance - the Village Savings and Loans Association offers soft loans. It assists and empowers local mothers to make them economically independent and able to support their children by paying for medical bills and school fees and equipment. They also provide business support and training.
  • Education - this is a combined project to remove the barriers to education. It includes:
  • School feeding programme - partnered with Government and community schools
  • Resource centre - with donated books
  • Sponsor a child programme
  • Character development for the youth - providing training in secondary schools and using a theatre forum to engage the community in discussing key topics/issues affecting them (gender equality, HIV/AIDS)
  • Build a school - new classrooms built via donations from partners
  • Vocation Skills Training
  • Volunteer Programme - welcoming local and international support
  • Community Based Mobile Clinic