Sam Walker, our Africa Region Coordinator based in Malawi, helped train a new MED committee this month in-person but with restrictions.

It's been over a year since in-person Micro-Enterprise Development training has taken place with one of our partners.  This time it was with a great group of local artisans who have been supported by FESODEV over the past year with business and vocational training. The newly-trained committee will be able to administer small loans to local artisans to help with start-up capital and finance to expand existing businesses. After three days of committee training, they feel ready to also coach their borrowers with key business principles to help their business thrive.

        

 On the final day the committee group gave Links, as a way of appreciation for the MED training, a 'tambala', a cockerel, which Sam gladly received on our behalf! We are looking forward to seeing this committee give out their first group of loans, and how these businesses will grow and impact vulnerable households in Malawi.