Tsogolo Labwino literally translates to ‘towards a brighter future’ – and that is exactly what this wide reaching project is helping some of Malawi’s poorest communities achieve. Working directly with grassroots community groups, the project is improving food security and resilience to changing climates through sustainable livelihoods and natural resource management. Community members also receive literacy and micro-finance training and experience better health thanks to improved access to clean water.

74% of Malawians live on less than $1.25/day

Malawi ranks 174th out of 187 countries in the Human Development Index.



$60,498 raised

519 donors

$154,900 goal

The Tsogolo Labwino Project operates until 2019 before being reviewed for possible future phases. Our annual fundraising target is $154,900. For every $1 ADRA Australia can fundraise from the Australian community, the Australian government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) will provide $5.


Jonis’s Story

Jonis spent much of his early life caring for his sick mother. Getting to school took three hours each day, leaving little time to study. When his mother passed away, Jonis felt hopeless and lonely, and couldn’t pay for his school fees. A few years later, when he was 16, his community elected him to lead a ADRA savings and loans group. He was a natural leader: he could read and he was kind and empathetic. Jonis dreams of one day becoming a doctor, and he’s grateful to ADRA and his community for believing in him. “I have learned that nothing in life is impossible,” he says with determination. “Never give up!”

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Recent Donors

$30 Anonymous, Byford 23 Apr 17
$10 Heather, Croydon 19 Feb 17
$10,000 colin, Brookside 19 Dec 16
$50 Jodie, Wahroonga 14 Sep 16
$30 RENE, Narre Warren 13 Sep 16