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Wednesday, 25 March 2020 06:59

Lusubilo Orphan Care pumps in K450 million

Written by  Bishop Witmos
Ngwira Ngwira Pic. by MANA

Chitipa, March 25, 2020: Lusubilo Orphan Care, a faith-based organization under the Karonga Diocese of Roman Catholic Church has embarked a two year pilot graduation project in Chitipa, Karonga and Rumphi to ensure that orphans, vulnerable children and adults in the three districts are empowered socially and economically.

Speaking during the briefing of the project to the child technical working group for Chitipa on Monday, Director for the Organization Vitumbiko Ngwira said that the Project which seeks to graduate poor people to better living standards would target 1,000 in four impact areas.

He said the four impact areas are Mwaulambia and Chisenga in Chitipa, Kaporo in Karonga, and Livingstonia in Rumphi.

"Through the project, we will provide safety nets in form of cash or food consumption every month for two years, but also financial education and some skills training to the beneficiaries with an aim to uplift them from poverty to sustainable livelihoods."

"Once the project is successful, we will be able to extend it to more other beneficiaries within the diocese," Ngwira explained.

The project will be implemented with financial support from the Coppel family of Mexico to a tune of close to K450 Million.

Director of Planning and Development (DPD) for Chitipa, McMillan Magomero commended the organization for the initiative, saying that it would help to complement government efforts of alleviating poverty in the country.

"The areas that Lusubilo has targeted in Chitipa like Kasisi are hard to reach, where most of the organizations find it difficult to implement their activities."

"As such, I feel that this pilot project will indeed help to uplift the ultra-poor Malawians to better living standards," he said