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What we have achieved

Scotland has been funding projects in Malawi since 2006.  Our work to date has had an impact on the lives of people in Malawi across the four themes of Sustainable Economic Development, Education, Civic Governance and Health. 

Sustainable Economic Development

  • The Macaulay Research Institute has increase crop diversity and yield for up to 1,955 farmers. 
  • Opportunity International has provided access to microcredit and business advisory services for 740 people and access to savings accounts for 2,445 people.  They have also provided two financial services outlets serving 4,618 clients. 

View case studies of Sustainable Economic Development projects.


  • Link Community Development has supported activities to improve education quality, strengthen mother’s groups, and establish anti-AIDS/HIV clubs in 372 schools.
  • Through Mary’s Meals the Scottish Government has been the sole funder of daily school meals for 32,500 children. 
  • Sense Scotland has delivered training courses for 1,029 parents, 140 teachers and 746 influential community leaders which has led to the establishment of Parent Teacher Associations. 

View case studies of Education projects.

Civic Governance

  • Challenges Worldwide have organised mentoring for Attorneys in Malawi’s Legal Aid Department by Scottish criminal lawyers. 

View case studies of Civic Governance projects.


  • Concern Worldwide have treated 28,323 malnourished children under 5 through Community Therapeutic Care Services. Additionally, they have trained 1,810 health workers and volunteers in Community-Based Therapeutic Care. 
  • The University of Strathclyde have trained nurses and medical assistants in Integrated Maternal and Neonatal Health Services which are urgently required in Malawi. 

View case studies of Health projects.