MALAWI

malawi
168
Number of completed entrepreneurs
186
Total number of jobs
8,372
Number of people affected
60
Number of clients in progress
From 2010 to 1 April 2016

Welcome to Grow Movement Malawi, the warm heart of Africa, where GROW first started working in November 2012. The Malawi Government plans to transform the country from being a predominantly importing and consuming to a manufacturing and exporting economy with a key theme of 'Sustainable Economic Growth' to drive this. GROW supports this strategy through its provision of virtual consultancy services to business women with its partner organisation the 'National Association of Business Women' (NABW). NABW has a purpose to uplift the socio-economic status of women in Malawi through the provision of marketing information, microfinance, and as acting as a mouth piece for business women to government and enterprise development institutions. 

Since starting a trial with just 10 clients in 2012, GROW operations have expanded from Blantyre to Lilongwe offering our services to over 150 clients per year.  The GROW Malawi team sit alongside NABW in both locations, attending networking and training sessions together. GROW entrepreneurs are typically women, but over time husbands and male family members of existing clients have sort GROW services. In early 2014 GROW placed laptops in a rural community within the Ntcheu district enabling rural clients to join the GROW programme for the first time. In the future GROW Malawi hopes to be able to offer its services to more rural entrepreneurs. In 2015 GROW secured funding from the Scottish Government Small Grants Programme to expand to Mzuzu on the Tanzanian border where we have started to offer ourservices using translators.

In February 2016 Grow Movement started a partnership with M Hub supporting young tech entrepreneurs in Lilongwe. 

Our female clients are involved in tailoring, clothes shops, hair salons, nursery schools, piggeries, chicken farms and retail outlets. Many women will travel to Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia, South Africa and Ghana to purchase fabrics, household items and electrical goods for sale in their business, as well as having a full or part time job and an extended family to look after. Over time more the husbands, friends and brothers of our female clients have joined the GROW programme as they too see the benefits of virtual consultancy. The GROw Malawi team work hard to provide email and Skpye training to all GROW clients.

 

Impact Assessments

Middle Trading
Middle Trading
Mary and Mona
Sata Technology
Sata Technology
Barry and Ljubomir
Chinyonga Guesthouse
Chinyonga Guesthouse
Chikondi and Tope
Golden La Manna
Golden La Manna
Jean and Roopa
Gloria Investments
Gloria Investments
Gloria and Jack
Lucys Best Wedding Services
Lucys Best Wedding Services
Lucy and Tafadwza
Utex Signs and Systems
Utex Signs and Systems
Amos and Abhinav
Bright Beginning Nursery
Bright Beginning Nursery
Welu and Andrew
TES Investments
TES Investments
Edgar and Enrique
Chisomo Nursery and Day Care School
Chisomo Nursery and Day Care School
Rose and Meli
Chikondi Salon
Chikondi Salon
Ivy and Abhinav
Squirrels Park Pottery and Landscaping
Squirrels Park Pottery and Landscaping
Emmanuel and Geoff
Shamwali Electronics
Shamwali Electronics
Bilesi and Tanja
Nyacha Enterprises
Nyacha Enterprises
Patricia and János
Ukeya Enterprise
Ukeya Enterprise
Naomi and Allison
Classic Tailoring
Classic Tailoring
Grace and Ashwin
Angelic Touch Deco
Angelic Touch Deco
Enita and Monika
Joy Crafts
Joy Crafts
Nellie and Geoff
Smarter Enterprises
Smarter Enterprises
Gloria and Iiulian
Chambakata Enterprise
Chambakata Enterprise
Dexes and Richard
Thabos Cakes
Thabos Cakes
Maria and Graeme
Immaculate Zax Furniture and Joinery
Immaculate Zax Furniture and Joinery
Elias and Paula
Eseredevemel Properties
Eseredevemel Properties
Richard and Arvind

Partners

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Country Manager

Contact Info

Sophie Kumwanje
NABW Office, Stand 39, Chichiri Trade Fair Grounds, Blantyre, Malawi
Sophie.kumwanje@growmovemrnt.org
+265 (0) 888 336 722

Willie Byson
NABW Office, Stand 39, Chichiri Trade Fair Grounds, Blantyre, Malawi



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