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 – 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

KUSEWERA MALAWI STAFF

Dorothy : Operations and Outreach Director – Dorothy has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Biblical Studies with a minor in Mass Communications. She served with CorpsAfrica as a volunteer and Field Development Facilitator. She also interned at ABC TV as a Presenter, Reporter, Producer and Director. Her experience focus has been in Community Led Development (CLD), Community Mobilization, Community Needs Assessment, Facilitation, Project Implementation and Management. Dorothy is passionate and is goal, performance, and results driven.

Mervis : Kindergarten and Preschool Coordinator (Head Teacher) – Mervis began at Kusewera Village as a volunteer, and quickly became a permanent part of the team. She has a diploma in Agriculture Education from Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resource Center with a focus on biology, chemistry and agriculture. She is the main point person, responsible for the planning and implementing of all school activities, focusing on the Preschool and Kindergarten classes and our Girl Power Initiative. 

Doreen : Programs Coordinator – Doreen volunteered with us for a year, and has proven 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 afternoon program coordination.   

Chimwemwe : Assistant CoordinatorChimwemwe 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. 

Chapata, Frackson and Sankhani : 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.

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

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

Local Volunteers : Liness, Patricia