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.

US RepresentativeCountry Manager : Sable Givens – Sable is from St Louis, MO. She is a former Peace Corp Volunteer in Malawi, a Howard University graduate and is currently on the ground in Malawi overseeing the staff, programs and projects.

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

US Board

KUSEWERA MALAWI STAFF

Jordan : Administrator – Jordan has been a long-time friend of Kusewera, coming from Mtendere Village Orphanage where many of our volunteers served. He is a certified teacher and an athlete. He earned his Bachelor degree, majoring in chemistry, with a minor in biology and has taught both primary and secondary since school post graduation. He is now the Administrator for Kusewera Village and is responsible for the planning and implementing of all school activities, focusing on the Kindergarten 4/5 classes and after school programs for all ages. As the on-site contact, he handles the day to day procedures at Kusewera Village.

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 Administrator assisting with programs, guest services and coordination at Kusewera Village. She also assists with the Girl Power Initiative programs.

Mervis : Kindergarten and Assistant Program Coordinator – 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 will assist with the education and after-school activities programming and our Girl Power Initiative. 

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.

Gloria : Library Coordinator – Gloria came to us from a nearby village and has been a delight. She volunteered for a year, and then was trained on the library system from our friends at Jacaranda for our Mr. Luc’s Library on site. We are excited to have her on board.

Doreen : Program Assistant – 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 will be assisting with our program coordination.   

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

Chapata, Chagaga 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, Frackson and Charles : Our groundskeepers make sure that our property looks great, stays watered and presentable!

Local Volunteers : Ellen, Liness, Patricia