Temwa's objective is to help build a sustainable future for the people of Malawi through community-based projects in health education, sustainable agriculture, forestry, schools support and skills training.
Temwa operates 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 NGOs (non-governmental organisations) working in the region and the local government strongly encouraged Temwa to work in this area 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
We have 23 full-time employees in Malawi including an extremely experienced Programme Manager and Project Manager, who manage the projects in Malawi. The UK team is based in Bristol and consists of a part-time Manager and Development Manager, and a full-time Fundraising Coordinator. We also have a dedicated group of volunteers, part-time interns and an experienced board of trustees. This means minimal costs in the UK, with the majority of funds raised going directly to the programmes in Malawi.