FEM for Women

The Financial Empowering Microloans (FEM) for Women program began in 2017 with the goal of supporting women in our community who were stuck in a cycle of poverty.

The process is rather simple, but very impactful. Local women apply for a no interest loan that will be paid back in equal installments over the next four months. The money helps them buy more supplies to trade or otherwise invest in their small business. Then, they use the profits to improve their lives by doing things like funding their children’s education or building a floor for their house.

We hope to expand this program more in the future.

Learn more about some of FEM’s star businesswomen below!

Edinina Joshua

Lonely Lameck

Gloria Chidzanja

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BOMFA

We have been supporting the Bowe Mission Farmer’s Association (BOMFA) since Orant Charities Africa was founded. BOMFA is a farmers cooperative that organizes seed and fertilizer distribution to its farmers and helps them sell and transport their crops in bulk. BOMFA supports farmer clubs and contributes to building a more stable community.

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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.|

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Irrigation Clubs

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

Sewing Masks for Malawi On the back porch of Orant Charities Africa, bordered by green gardens and a forest preserve, tailors thread their sewing machines. With accuracy, they cut textiles into mask patterns. Swiftly and surely, they sew colorful masks out of chitenge fabric. They add elastics on the sides of masks to slip easily …
A Sustainable Approach to Fighting COVID-19 in Malawi, Africa COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic by the WHO on March 11, 2020. At the time of writing, there have been over 20 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 in almost every country or administrative region in the world. For Malawi, one of the poorest countries in …
A Day with the Mobile Outreach Clinic March 11, 2020 – Outreach Clinic in Kambulu, Kasungu, Malawi 7:30am Leave Orant Charities Africa Campus The team is a bit sleepy, but in high spirits. We climb into the ambulance, find our preferred seats, and prepare for the long drive ahead. Kambulu is one of the most …