This picture shows a woman with disabilities learning how to produce organic manure. It is hard obviously hard work, but this photo clearly demonstrates strength. Organic manure production is a sustainable alternative to expensive chemical fertilizers which damage the soil and reduce bio-diversity. KODO is a grass-roots DPO in Salima, Malawi.
The Global Concerns Trust has been working with KODO for 11years, to provide vocational training for adults with disabilities, as part of our program Tools and Training for Livelihood in Malawi.
Over 300 adults with disabilities (50% of whom are women) have received 6 months training in cane furniture-making or tailoring. Each trainee also takes part in business training, reproductive health, gender awareness and organic manure training. When our trainees graduate, they are provided with the best quality and most durable tools and sewing machines, donated in the UK and refurbished by adults with disabilities. KODO also work with Ecosolidar, a Swiss NGO, to provide sustainable agricultural training to 150 families of people within Salima district each year. When trainees live at KODO, they take part in growing a wide variety of plants and crops. They also learn to understand and grow plants which can be used medicinally.
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