Breaking Barriers and Empowering Women: The Success of Reusable Sanitary Pads Project in Malawi

In a transformative initiative, co-operatives in Malawi, supported by the MAFECO and Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada‚Äôs VOICE for Women and Girls program, are producing reusable sanitary pads. This project not only provides women with an additional source of income but also aims to break down social barriers and destigmatize menstruation . Twelve co-operatives, including …

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Empowering Change: Launch of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence in Malawi

In a significant stride towards combating gender-based violence, Malawi recently marked the commencement of the 16 Days of Activism. This pivotal initiative saw the participation of key stakeholders, including the VOICE for Women and Girls Program from CDF Canada. During the launch, a powerful call to action was extended to men and boys, challenging them …

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MAFECO’s Compassion Shines: Goats Bring Hope to Cyclone-Affected Homes

The Malawi Federation of Cooperatives (MAFECO), a pivotal umbrella organization for the nation’s cooperatives, has extended a helping hand to households affected by cyclone Freddy in Chikwawa. Through its Lower Shire Rice Cooperative, MAFECO distributed goats as a thoughtful gesture to aid communities in their recovery. Jeruzye Munthali, the representative from MAFECO, expressed the organization’s …

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