At the end of 2022 we introduced our third group of our Financial Empowering Microloan (FEM) for Women group called Takondwa. Read our latest blog, as Magret Moffat, one of the group's beneficiaries, tells a story of how the program has already transformed her life through loans and business skills training.
(Bowe Mission Farmer’s Association)
Bowe Mission Farmer’s Association is a farmers’ cooperative based in Kasungu District, Malawi. BOMFA is dedicated to empowering farmers in the local area by offering farming advice and instructions on what to plant. BOMFA also supplies many of their farmers with loans and aggregates the crop of all the farmers for marketing. The majority of BOMFA’s farmers are women and youth who are in need of an income and are dedicated to maximizing their efficiency.
Since 2015 Orant Charities Africa has been supplying BOMFA with loans for its farmers and advising in expanding their operations. Orant supplies loans each farming season to BOMFA so that they can loan seeds and fertilizer to over 900 farmers in the cooperative. BOMFA ensures that the entire crop is sold in a timely and efficient manner, meaning a more stable income and life for the farmers.
Orant Demonstration Farm Plot
Orant Charities Africa’s campus has a 33-acre farm plot which is used to demonstrate proper farming techniques and correct use of fertilizer and seeds to local farmers. This ensures that farmers have access to the latest information and farming techniques in Malawi so their yields can be as high as possible.
FEM for Women
Our FEM for Women Program supports local women entrepreneurs with microloans. These loans financially empower women in the community and at home. Many of our members improve their family’s living situation and pay for their childrens’ schooling with their profits.
Orant sponsors and manages 14 irrigation clubs in our Kasese operations area. These clubs are supplied with the skills and supplies necessary to plant and harvest multiple crops per year, helping them develop prosperity and wealth.
Stories From The Field
As a way of cultivating a saving culture in the FEM Program, Orant requires each cohort to establish a savings group. Why is this important? Find out here.
Who grows cash crops in Malawi? What are the best cash crops for the climate and soil? Which are most profitable? We interviewed Orant’s Agriculture Extension Officer Gracious Msimuko for expert insight.
Mbeya Fertilizer may be the solution to rising fertilizer prices in Malawi. It is easy to make with local materials. Here's how.
Orant launched the Tchale Irrigation Club in April. Irrigation Clubs create food security and economic opportunity.
The Orant Farm Project has transformed Teleza Manuwelo's life. With 2 acres for farming, Teleza earned enough income to feed her family.
The Orant Farm Project distributed 20 acres of our farmland to Kasese farmers. Of the farmer recipients was Dumase Mtengowamingo.
The Orant Farm supports 10 households with farming acreage, business training, and agriculture advice. Soon, the farmers will form a co-op.
When bad weather affect the fields, food security is affected. Orant distributes maize in February and March to farmers in rural Malawi.
Orant has given Madisi Cooperative a loan of 2 million kwacha for the 2021/2022 growing season. The loan has a low-interest rate of only 3%.