We’ve launched an innovative Co-operative International Trading Development Fund to help move global communities out of poverty. It will focus on countries where we can make the greatest difference.
Our Malawi Partnership launched on the 2nd July 2022 as we celebrated the 100th International Day of Co-operatives. In our stores, we’re selling a range of products linked to Malawi in support of producers and farmers. A proportion from the sale of these products will support the initiative and strengthen trading capacity in Malawi.
Malawi is a country in south-eastern Africa with a population of just under 20 million.
‘Malawi’ means ‘fire flames’. The country takes its name from the reflection of the rising sun on the waters of the vast Lake Malawi.
Agriculture is central to the economy with 90% of the population living in rural areas.
Malawi was the first country in Africa to grow tea on a commercial scale.
On a visit to Malawi, I experienced first-hand both the poverty and spirit of the people, and therefore the opportunity that exists by strengthening their trading capability. Through the true spirit of co-operation, we can make a difference.
CEO Central England Co-operative