We work with partners in Africa including the local government, non-governmental organizations, and community based organizations as well as work with corporations, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations in the U.S and abroad. Partners help EKARI Foundation affect change in Phalombe, Malawi, Africa by contributing their funds, time, and/or expertise. We expect to develop long-term relationships with our partners. We provide regular updates for those partners not working on the ground.
Linguni Youth Organization
EKARI established a local partnership in Africa with Linguni Youth Organization, a youth-run CBO, to spread awareness throughout our impact area about HIV/AIDS and other important health and education related topics. Linguni regularly performs skits at our health education sessions, adult literacy classes, and primary schools. Dance is part of the Malawian culture and it is widely accepted that Malawians learn best through interactive dance/skits rather than through lectures.
Students for Liberty
EKARI partnered with Students for Liberty, a youth-run CBO, in order to mentor our high school students regarding goal setting, the college/university application process, and future career/entrepreneurship opportunities.
Phalombe District Local Government
Partnerships in Africa with governments are crucial. EKARI Foundation works directly with the local Phalombe District Government for our Adult Literacy and Sustainable Livelihoods Programs. Rather than ‘reinvent the wheel’, EKARI utilizes the local government’s adult literacy curriculum for our Adult Literacy Program and relies on government extension workers to provide financial literacy, agriculture, and vocational training to our beneficiaries for our Sustainable Livelihoods Program.
Kelley & Kate
EKARI Foundation is pleased to partner with Kelley & Kate, a local small, family-owned business located in the Seattle, WA area. They handcraft simple skin care products using natural ingredients to benefit the common good. 10% of Kelley & Kate’s gross annual sales are currently contributed to EKARI’s Scholarship Program! It is our hope to pass on Kelley & Kate’s soap making skills to the communities we work with in Malawi as part of our Sustainable Livelihoods Program.
Camino Coffee Roasters
Camino Coffee Roasters donates 10% of all profits to grassroots NGOs working to provide education and development in and around coffee growing regions. Coffee is one of Malawi’s major exports. Camino has very generously selected EKARI Foundation to be one of the NGOs it supports! All contributions will also support our Scholarship Program.
Circle of Sisterhood
EKARI Foundation has partnered with Circle of Sisterhood since 2012 to support several of EKARI’s female students and to partially fund several of our programs.
Construction for Change
EKARI Foundation partnered with Construction for Change in 2014 in order to complete the first phase of our Building Program in which we built our community building in Phalombe, Malawi, Africa.
We partner with Omprakash through our Volunteer Program. EKARI’s international volunteers participate in Omprakash’s EdGE program before heading to Malawi. Omprakash is a web-based platform that connects grassroots health, education, and environmental projects around the world with volunteers, donors, and classrooms that can learn from and support their work.
We partner with GlobalGiving for our fundraising efforts. GlobalGiving is the first and largest global crowdfunding community that connects nonprofits, donors, and companies in nearly every country around the world.
Rotary Club of Emerald City
Rotary Club of Emerald City provided support in 2014 toward the construction of EKARI’s community building. They have also supported our Bedding and Luggage Fund and Computer Program.
Rotary Club of Magnolia
Rotary Club of Magnolia supports EKARI’s Library Program.
Rotary Club of Mercer Island
Rotary Club of Mercer Island supports EKARI’s Library Program.