The Traditional Authority has asked us to work on a further 19 villages; collectively named Dzandi Village.
Cara Malawi has already completed a comprehensive needs assessment in consultation with the Chief’s and the newly formed womens group. There is an urgent need to address the following identified deficits:
Cara Malawi has already commenced work with the villagers and the relevant government agencies to help address the issues. The timescale for helping is 24 months. The villages of Dzandi are located about an hours drive from the capital Lilongwe and are ravaged by poverty. The villages have similar infrastructural deficits to those found in Kaphuka prior to the arrival of Cara Malawi. Cara Malawi has engaged Concern Universal to upgrade the supply of water to Dzandi and Concern Universal have installed 2 new water pumps and repaired another. A fourth unit is currently being repaired and will be available in early December. These villages will now receive 60 goats on the “passing on” basis as is in operation in Kaphuka. A recent visit to Dzandi by Cara Malawi’s Michael Lenihan to the school confirmed that there are 1,200 students and 9 teachers with 1 volunteer teacher. There is also an Adult Education Programme in the village. Meetings were also held with the District Commissioner, District Health Officer, District Head of Adult Education in order to make representations on behalf of the villages in respect of the various deficits in services for which the District Government is responsible. A meeting was also held with CCODE, Cara Malawi’s partner on the ground to progress all of the projects in Kaphuka and Dzandi.