2021 Project Report

A grant of £900 to support the construction of a Community Crop Storage Facility in Mzgola, Luwinga, Mzuzu District.

Joy Simwaka from Community Support Initiative explained that CSI conducted a community survey and discovered that approximately 45% of all food is being wasted through inadequate post-harvest storage and lack of reliable markets. This wastage results in income loses for local farmers, spoilage of resources and insufficient food supplies. This project is set to change the situation and help farmers preserve his/her crops longer, keep the quality intact and thus sell more at higher price.

The project started with CSI providing 30 bags of cement to build with the bricks and sand the community contributed but the facility stalled at window level. The FOMA grant will help procure the remaining 28 bags of cement, 46 iron sheets, five door frames, six window frames and roofing nails.