Success Stories

CCODE and the Federation work since 2003 on issues of urban poverty in most urban centres of Malawi. Supported by CCODE, in 2005 the then Malawi Homeless People’s Federation (now the Federation of the Rural and Urban Poor) provided 741 low-cost dwellings in the three major cities of Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu.

Turning Waste into Wealth: Community Waste Entrepreneurs in Chinsapo, Lilongwe

Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi, is located in the central region of the country. With a population of 978,800 people, it is the most populated city in the country and the centre of political activity. As in many other parts of the country, waste remains a challenge in Lilongwe, as the City Council fails to provide waste collection and management services in many areas.

Overcoming Water and Sanitation Challenges Through Community Planning in Northern Malawi

Salisburyline, with an estimated population of 8,500, is one of the 12 unplanned settlements of Mzuzu. CCODE and the Federation of the Rural and Urban Poor have been working there since 2010 on issues of slum upgrading and community planning.

Waste for Wealth: Case of Chibwana Manure Production Group in Chilomoni

At Mthukwa market in Chilomoni, Blantyre during the morning hours of Tuesdays and Thursdays men and women sift waste from a mound and heave it into pits. Enquiring for about their purpose, they tell you they are making manure. Working in such unhygienic environment, puts one’s life at risk and to some it is irritating, but to these men and women it is an income generating activity.