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HOPEmalawi Community Farm

The first phase of the Community Farm Project has progressed well. The land was sourced and secured on a 99 year leaseThe bush was cleared by local volunteers (with children scouring the cleared area for nutritious grasshoppers and grubs) and one section was planted with tomatoes, sweet and Irish (white) potatoes, Chinese cabbage and water...

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Total raised
£5,137.15

Target
£7,327.03

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Donations accepted until 31-12-2018

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HOPEmalawi Community Farm

The first phase of the Community Farm Project has progressed well.

  • The land was sourced and secured on a 99 year lease
  • The bush was cleared by local volunteers (with children scouring the cleared area for nutritious grasshoppers and grubs) and one section was planted with tomatoes, sweet and Irish (white) potatoes, Chinese cabbage and water melons.
  • The first crops have been harvested and sold at local markets
Local demand for the produce is high from Likoma Island, fishing villages further up the lake and in Nkkhata Bay itself..There have been some challenges, including extreme rains washing away crops followed by "Army worm" tomato disease, but after the first harvest, HOPEmalawi managed to send a few students to school with funds from selling the produce. They were also able to buy and secure half of the manure required for the next farming season.

The second stage will involve fertilising the second larger section and planting it with crops. To do this we are looking to raise £600. It will be used to pay and experienced head farmer, much needed organic manure and new tools and work outfits.
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The total cost of the project including lease, registration, land preparation, renovation, tools, seeds, labour etc is £7327.03 The Project has generated an income in the first 6 months. The target is to have it completely self funded by Jan 1st 2019 http://www.hopemalawiuk.com/hope-community-farm.html

Event date

19-July-2015 - 
31-December-2018

Event type

HOPE COMMUNITY FARM

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Event Contact

Key contact
Chris Samuel
Email address
hopemalawiuk@gmail.com

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Donation summary

Direct donations:(online) £1,482.15
Direct donations:(offline) £3,507.00
Donations to fundraisers:
(online)
£148.00
Donations to fundraisers:
(offline)
£0.00
Total Raised: £5,137.15
Total Raised
with gift aid:
£5,527.61

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