Temwa, Nkhata Bay District, Malawi

Temwa began in the UK as a way of raising funds to implement community-based projects for the people living in an area called Nkhata Bay North, on the shores of Lake Malawi.
This remote region of 30,000 people has no electricity, no running water and is severely affected by the HIV & AIDS epidemic.

There are no other non-governmental organisations working in the region and the local government strongly encouraged Temwa to work here due to its desperate need for basic development.
 
Temwa’s initial projects were in Usisya, which is made up of 56 villages. The first project undertaken was to build a community centre in Usisya, which is where Temwa's headquarters are. Temwa has recently expanded to cover the whole of Nkhata Bay North, which incorporates 89 villages.  
 
Overseen by a project manager in Malawi, Temwa consists of a series of programmes that are aimed at providing sustainable community-driven development in four key areas:

  • Health Education
  • Skills Development
  • Agriculture and Irrigation
  • Schools Support

Temwa have 23 full-time employees in Malawi including an extremely experienced Programme Manager and Project Manager, who manage the projects in Malawi.
 
The Temwa mission is to create hope for the future among the people of Malawi by:
Providing an infrastructure to support Malawian families facing financial and humanitarian hardship, irrespective of religious orientation.
 
Creating partnerships and programs to equip the local population with the skills and resources to ensure ongoing health, education and financial stability for families and the wider community.
 
Please see their website for more infromation: www.temwa.org