We are so happy to have a wonderful, dedicated team on the ground in Malawi making things happen for Kusewera! We have established an NGO in Malawi, that is an extension of Kusewera in the U.S. that was necessary to assure things run smoothly in country.

Kusewera Limited, Malawi Board : (Malawian) Mercy Nyirongo, Victor Kamwendo, Bernard Kanjoma, (foreign) Paul Osborn, Karen Osborn

Key In-Country Partners and Advisors :

Adam Gaskins – Operations Advisor – Adam has worked in the non-profit sector for over a decade, with CorpsAfrica and most recently with Raising Malawi. He is a friend, confidante and supporter of Kusewera and advises our operations at Kusewera Village in Malawi.   

Spiwe Zulu – Spiwe is an entrepreneur and business man in Malawi, the UK and in S. Africa. He’s been a consistent friend and supporter of Kusewera and is a partner and collaborator, assisting us with key meetings and collaborations for growth.

Dean Lungu Jr – Advisor – Dean has been a friend and strong Kusewera supporter and a confidante. He is a trusted business owner in Malawi and assists our staff and property as needs arise.

Malawian Attorneys : Pempho Likongwe, Likongwe & Company / Joseph Chiume with Chiume & Co. and Mustapher Kaunde. 

US Board


Wilma Saidi, RNM : Director of Health and New Initiatives, Head of Leadership Staff. Wilma volunteered with Kusewera for about 5-6 years in her spare time from getting a Bachelor of Science degree at Daeyang University’s College of Nursing and Midwifery in Malawi. We are thrilled to have her manage all health-related projects, initiatives and programs. She has already proven to be an asset to the Kusewera community for years as a part of the family, and are able to expand on our existing and future partnerships in new and exciting ways. Wilma will manage the weekly clinics for under 5’s and young mothers in collaboration with our partners at the Chitedze Clinic and guidance by Wandikweza.

Doreen Chafulumira : Morning and After School Programs Coordinator, Leadership Staff – After volunteering with us for a year, Doreen proved to be an exceptional member of the team. She comes to us with a certificate in Financial Accounting and is the point person for our morning programs and after school programs.   

Desire Mchere : Coordinator of Food Security, Nutrition and Permaculture Initiatives, Leadership Staff. Desire comes to Kusewera with a Bachelor’s of Science in Food Security and Food Nutrition and numerous certificates in related furthering education. He will be guiding the Boys Leadership and Men’s Leadership groups as well.

Chimwemwe Sambo : Assistant Coordinator and Outreach Coordinator Chimwemwe has been a friend of Kusewera for years, coming from Mtendere Village Orphanage. She completed secondary school, and earned a post secondary education certificate from a vocational school. She enjoys netball and other sports. She works alongside the Operations Director and other head staff assisting with programs, guest services and also assists with the Girl Power Initiative programs.

Eliza : Nursery School and after school programs – Eliza comes from one of the local villages surrounding Kusewera Village. She has been a valuable part of the preschool and after school program, as well as helping out Christina at the guest house when groups are visiting.

Christina : Guest Services and school/program assistant – Christina comes from one of the local villages surrounding Kusewera Village. She assists volunteers in the guest house, preparing for their stay, cooking, cleaning and also works with the nursery school as needed.

Olivia, Gertrude, Harriet, Ellen : These committed ladies from the community started as volunteers and are now assisting with the kids, library and general cleaning. 

Knocks Kaipa : Knocks has worked with Kusewera on and off since it’s inception. He assists with the grounds and gives guidance and direction for the Guards and Groundskeepers.

Frackson, Sankhani and Daniel: Guards / Watchmen – Each of these men are from a different one of the three local villages surrounding Kusewera Village and have been active in assisting Kusewera with many things over the last couple years. They were eager to be guards / watchmen for us in tandem with the professional hired guards at the village.

Charles, Austin and Daston: Our groundskeepers make sure that our property looks great, stays watered and presentable!

Mark : Mark is our part time tailoring/sewing instructor, teaching classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at KV

Guest House and Apartment Services : Liness and Patricia