Chigodi Community, Malawi

Chigodi has rich fertile soils but families only have a small piece of land to grow their food and children are not getting enough to eat. We have been partnering with them since 2011.


  • Population22,161
  • Villages151
  • Temp18°C
We have partnered with the Chigodi community for almost 10 years; and are now seeing the long-term impact our work is having on the children of Chigodi.

Family income is a core focus of our work with the Chigodi community, as we work together to increase earnings and create new sustainable income opportunities for the community. In 2018, 706 households received training in crop production, and have produced at least three types of highly nutritious crops. We are supporting families to set up small businesses, with the help of savings groups and microfinance institutions; 1,068 people from Chigodi have accessed credit through these groups in the last year.
Severe flooding has torn through family’s homes and crops across Southern Africa. We urgently need your help to support these children and their families with emergency healthcare, food, safe water and sanitation.

We’re working with the people of Chigodi to build a community where children thrive.

We’re working with the people of Chigodi to build a community where children thrive.
We have supported the Chigodi community to continue developing their education services. We are seeing growing numbers of admissions to the local secondary school, with an increasing number of girls enrolling. Last year 6,000 local teaching and learning materials were developed for 6 schools, using local materials produced by parents, teachers and community leaders.

We will continue our partnership with the Chigodi community until 2025, continuing to build their knowledge, skills and resilience through sustainable projects, ensuring they will be equipped to identify and respond to needs as they arise.
goats have been provided to 98 households as part of a ‘Goat pass on’ loan programme.
of Soya bean seed was distributed to 284 farmers in 2018.
increase from 2017 to 2018 in children attending growth monitoring.

Because of our community-focused solutions, for every child sponsored, 4 more children benefit too.
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