A sustainable income can transform families by providing necessary goods and services, increasing a sense of dignity and by allowing parents to be positive role models to the next generation. In Malawi, more than half the population lives on less than one US dollar a day. The majority of Malawians rely on subsistence farming and formal employment is scarce. Policies in place by the Malawi government limit opportunities for refugees to earn a formal income outside of the camp. Furthermore, prospects to earn an income within the camp are limited, so many residents of Dzaleka Refugee Camp rely outside assistance. There is Hope supports business development by providing small scale loans and opportunities to be involved in our social businesses.
SMALL SCALE LOANS
SOCIAL BUSINESS VENTURES
There is Hope provides sources of income for refugees and Malawians with special focus on people with disabilities. We are also passionate about modelling the financial self-sustainability we teach our beneficiaries. Kibebe was established to create products and services that boost the Malawian economy through national and international trade. A portion of the profits from Kibebe will contribute financially towards other projects of There is Hope.
Many of the challenges Malawian farmers have, stem from poor water and soil management and deforestation. There is Hope is supporting local farming initiatives by developing our ministry centre to be a healthier space, in hopes of using it as a demonstration site. The site will be used for teaching improved agricultural practices by exploring composting, permaculture design, water management and soil health.