EIM is currently implementing a number of small
in selected villages within the Zomba District. These short term
projects vary from water supply, to income generation, to agriculture.
Bee Keeping Project
In Mateche Village, 50 beehives have been
established by community members. Currently the honey is used primarily
for household consumption in the village, and not for sale.As the
project progresses, it is expected that as the number of hives and the
volume of honey produced increase, the beneficiaries will be able to
Shallow Well Construction
EIM worked with three villages to construct
shallow wells. This partnership saw the villagers supply labour and
local materials, while EIM provided specialized expertise and
EIM is working to introduce new food
processing technologies - chitetezo mbaula and fireless cookers.
Chitetezo mbaulas are fuel efficient stoves, which reduce the amount of
firewood required to cook. Fireless cookers are insulated cooking
containers made from local materials. Training on the proper use and
benefits of both technologies are provided to the communities, and some
have also been trained in the construction of these stoves.
EIM is working to train villages in the caring and
of poultry. Following the training , participants receive 4 hens and
one cockerel to use as an alternative income generation source and food