Volunteer in Malawi and spend two weeks supporting Eagles in their effort to increase food security and reduce poverty in local communities.
Since 2002, Eagles have been working with local churches, to equip them to meet the needs of their own communities and help themselves out of poverty
The work is transformational. Many families have been positively impacted by the work and many more continue to be. It’s all about tackling poverty by mobilising churches and local communities to take action using their own resources.
In Nsaru, Central Malawi, five villages were completely dependent on the crops they grew and needed a way to generate some income. Eagles helped the community to prioritise their problems and come up with a way to tackle them themselves.
After receiving training from Eagles, each community set up a Village Savings and Loans Association. Now the women meet each week to put in their small savings and after a month, they can take a loan to start or improve a small business such as selling vegetables. The idea has caught on and now other communities are forming groups and asking Eagles for training.
It won’t be easy, but it will challenge your thoughts on poverty. It will stretch your imagination and you will learn from communities that will inspire you beyond belief.
Who are we looking for?
Individuals who are willing and flexible and would love the chance to spend two weeks living in Malawi, working in a team, alongside other volunteers and Eagles staff.
What will you be doing?
- Participating in the life of the local church, leading bible studies and devotions
- Helping to plant and cultivate crops
- Supporting initiatives to tackle droughts
- Planting trees
- Supporting flood prevention projects
- Supporting the community projects working with vulnerable children, the elderly and disabled and those living with HIV
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