Project Launch: 8-5-20
Kachindamoto Aluminum Kitchen Utensils Forging and Tinsmithing project will train 25 women in making aluminum kitchen utensils such as pots and pans, by recycling waste metal. The women will collect cans and tins from the surrounding areas waste management centers to melt them down and produce the highly demanded untensils. To help the women manage the business profitably, they will be trained in business management, resource mobilization, and financial management. The project will support the members of the group in generating additional income while promotiong recycling and a clean environment in the surrounding villages.
Project Update: 11-30-20
Nutrition and Women Empowerment Committee of Chabwera Village, T/A Kachindamoto in partnership with Bertha Mukhuna, a Corps Africa Volunteer, has successfully started a tinsmithing and kitchen utensils production business targeting 25 group members in the area of Senior Chief Kachindamoto in Dedza District. To aid production, the group has constructed a shelter where production, storage and sales will be done. All the 25 members have since been trained in pots, pans and other kitchen utensils production in addition to group dynamics to ensure group cohesion. All the 25 group members are demonstrating knowledge to make spoons, pot covers and frying pans while 16 of them have mastered pot making as well and are helping the remaining nine to catch up as they wait for the second round of training . As of now, the group makes an average of 20 pots and a maximum of 30 of other utensils per week which are generally based on orders from community members. The project is expected to go beyond the proposed timeline because of the delay in construction of the shelter which led to a delay in training and starting of actual production.