ADRA phases out K 1.2 billion project

Salima, Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Malawi has phased out a K1.2 billion Tsogolo La bwino project in Salima District.

Making the revelation on Tuesday when he briefed key stake holders, Project Manager for ADRA, Francis Zande disclosed this Tuesday in Salima when he briefed stakeholders.

He said the project reached out to over 1,000 beneficiaries who included women, farmers and Youths.

Tsogolo Labwino III project was a successful project as we have been able to reach the target groups and change their lives, Zande pointed out.

He said that the project imparted Village Savings Loan (VSL) knowledge and helped women to form VSL groups.

The Project Manager added through the project, women were imparted with baking skills and youths were trained in carpentry.

Zande said that ADRA has put in place a good exit plan that will see the sustainability of the projects results.

Acting Director of Planning and Development (DPD) for Salima, Moses Kaufulu said the Council would ensure that the benefits of the project are being sustained.

The project which has phased out helped a lot in our quest to end poverty by giving people skills that made them to be self-sustaining. As a council, we will ensure that the gains are retained and other people also benefit in the long term, he said.

The project was being implemented in the areas of Traditional Authorities (TAs) Ndindi, Kalonga and Kambwiri and was funded by ADRA Australia.

Source: MANA Online