Community Programs

EKARI’s Community Programs are designed to further support EKARI students by elevating the community around them. We work to jumpstart economic community development and build role models through adult literacy, agriculture, and entrepreneurship training. This includes
establishing Village Savings and Loan Associations and teaching families how to grow their own food.

Many NGOs operating in Malawi provide resources for free, which creates the ‘dependency syndrome’; communities became dependent on the NGOs’ support rather than empowered by it. EKARI believes in empowerment and self reliance. EKARI conducts training and implements programs to build self reliance within the communities where we work.

Sustainable Livelihoods Program

Sustainable Livelihoods Program
We provide the educational training (business, agricultural, vocational) and resources necessary for cooperatives to start small businesses in order to decrease our beneficiaries' dependency on EKARI and increase their self sufficiency.

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Adult Literacy Program

Adult Literacy Program
We empower over 200 adults annually ranging from a 17 year old mother/high school dropout to a 70 year old grandmother who never attended school. Participants not only learn the 3 R's, but also acquire knowledge about sanitation, HIV/AIDS, gender rights, etc.

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