Charity projects

Agriculture project on Chikala, Malawi 2015

This project was started and completed in 2015, with the construction of a mill powered by a generator, a training room and a keeper’s house on Mount Chikala in Malawi where three school buildings had been built in 2013. The plan was essential because most of the population on Mount Chikala lives on growing corn. Before the construction of this mill, the corn had to be transported back to the valley to be ground, and then, with any unsold quantity for the family to consume themselves but that had to be brought back to the mountain. An enormous effort and waste of time that caused many problems and frequently discouraged the farmers of the mountain. Furthermore, in these remote and isolated villages the poorest communities are based on agricultural traditions that do not consider the advantages of innovative practices known in other parts of the world. And for this reason, in addition to the mill, a training room was built whereby volunteer trainers, and specialized state teachers can show innovative solutions used elsewhere and that can give local farmers indications on improving the rotation of cultivation in the fields and the sue of fertilizers. To complete the project, a home was created for the caretaker to give greater guarantee of continuity. The project was completed in collaboration with the San Marino for the Children Onlus and financed with resources originally budgeted for purchasing Christmas Presents for Del Conca Group employees.