The picture above shows some of the women of the Kondi Savings bank of Ngoma Village. They meet weekly to gather money and give micro loans. They generally sit in a circle and elect a Treasurer. This person sits in the middle, collects the money and gives Loans - Everyone can see who gives and who receives.
Our strength lies in collaboration and co-creation. For this reason, the Moyo Aids Foundation is made up of local stakeholders as well as external partners and evaluators who take an active role in achieving our goal of a healthier, happier and more productive community.
21st March 2014 MOYO Anthropologist Awarded British Academy Grant!!
We are delighted to welcome social anthropologist Dr. Ellie Reynolds who will be visiting the foundation this year and carrying out research funded by the British Academy. Ellie trained as an anthropologist at University College London and has a background in medical anthropology and nursing but is interested in examining the social aspects of maize production and distribution in rural Malawi. She hopes this research will allow for a better understanding of rural poverty and hunger in the local area.
Last Year our founder Ida Mbekeani attended the XI international AIDS impact Conference in Barcelona Spain where she presented a poster about the work of MOYO
Moyo Aids Foundation is a non-profit charitable community organisation based in Nkhotakota, Malawi. Our aim is to reduce the burden of ill health from HIV Aids in the Sani village in the Nkhotakota district which spans the Lake of Malawi. We will do this by providing grassroots educational programmes to local communities and training to 10 local village leaders who will provide HIV testing, health advice and counselling.
One primary goal is to reduce the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the region through prevention and family support work. We believe that this can only be achieved by active engagement of the local communities and community leaders. One of the most effective means to achieve this is to employ HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) - a method whereby key preventation messages are distributed widely within and beyond the community to raise awareness and promote positive health behaviours.