Malawi is one of the least developed countries in Africa. Agriculture accounts for about one-third of GDP and 85% of the population live in rural areas, most of whom eke a living as subsistence farmers. Illiteracy and high prevalence of HIV/AIDS remain as obstacles to economic growth. Nearly half of all girls receive no primary school education.
Part of the Government’s National Education Sector Plan (2008 – 2017) is to diversify approaches for delivering technical and vocational training and to ensure that vulnerable groups are empowered with survival and employable skills. This is where Tools for Self Reliance comes in.
We work with indigenous organisations to support people in the rural economy. In common with our approach elsewhere our focus is on the most vulnerable in society, including orphans and vulnerable children, women and people living with a disability.
The tools you supply to us are much better quality than are available locally.Samson, Director of Samalani Orphan Care, Lilongwe