Opportunity International (OI) has stressed the need for communal interventions that drive sustainable income generation to make a difference.
Speaking in Lilongwe during a donation of a pair of maize mills to Adziwa Orphan Care Centre, OI Country Manager Richard Chongo highlighted the need to empower people living in poverty to transform their lives.
“All our day-to-day activities lead to the achievement of empowering the underprivileged. This donation will contribute to a better life and living standards of the people at the orphan care centre.We believe this gesture champions our continuous support of their efforts,” explained Chongo.
He then said OI would assign one of their Outreach and Training Officer to work with Adziwa Management team to refine the business plan for running the maize mills.
“Our area of expertise is to train people in financial literacy and business management and we are geared to grow roots of this expertise here so that the centre reaps maximum returns from this business,” Chongo said.
Adziwa Orphan Care Centre has been home to OI for over 5 years. Over the years, the partnership has grown from strength to strength. The pair of maize mills– one for grinding and another for making maize flour are a big boost that is bound to be instrumental in generating income that could make a big difference at this orphan care centre which among other things, has been struggling to access clean water because of failure to pay water bills.
Opportunity International is made up of 48 organizations, 39 of which are microfinance institutions (program partners) operating in Africa, Eastern Europe, Central and East Asia and Latin America. These program partners provide loans and other support directly to families in need. Funds to support the work of program partners are raised through support partners operating in various countries.