WHY WORK IN MALAWI WITH RURAL
Malawi is home to a young population – 66% of Malawians are under 24. The majority of these youth live in rural areas. Overall, 84% of Malawi’s population is rural. The agricultural sector is the single largest contributor to the economy. Rural youth in Malawi and around the world have aspirations and dreams of who they want to be in the future and within their communities. Out-of-school rural youth in Malawi have strong potential and many seek to work in the agricultural sector. However, coupled with limited socio-economic opportunities, they also lack access to opportunities to build the necessary skills, knowledge and attitudes as well as access to financial services that could support them to realize their dreams and to be agents of change.
KEY PROGRAM RESULTS
- 64% of youth have high financial literacy skills after YiA compared to 22% before YiA
- 43% of youth have access to credit after YiA compared to 23% before YiA
- 52% of youth have adequate savings after YiA compared to 17% before YiA
REACH AND IMPACT
In Malawi, YiA reached 7145 youth (46% female), age 15-18, living in rural communities in Mchinji, Ntchisi, Kasungu and Rumphi districts in the Central Region of Malawi.
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