International Understanding - Support for Malawi - Africa
What means Kumbali?
Kumbali is a Chichewa word and means "on the edge".
Where is Malawi?
Malawi is a landlocked country in the southern part of the East African Rift. Formerly known as the British protectorate
it became independent in 1964. Out of 15 million inhabitants, approximately 40%
are living under the poverty line. Most people live on agriculture.
A high prevalence of HIV/AIDS results in a significant number of orphans.
There is a considerable lack of schools.
What are our objectives?
non-profit organisation aims at promoting international awareness,
tolerance in all spheres of culture, understanding between different
peoples, youth service and education. The organisation intends to
awareness of the social conditions in particular among young people in
order to enable them to assume individual responsibility and to act
in a democratic society and to contribute to international
understanding as a basis for world peace. This includes facilitation of
reduction of preconceptions between different nations, social levels,
religions and ideologies.
In which way do we intend to realise our objectives?
the first instance, we will implement our objectives through
organisation and accomplishment of volunteer services in Malawi.
Especially young people shall have the
chance to get to know the country and its people and support them
through active project work. Priority projects aim at the resumption of operations
of a kindergarten and
primary school near the capital city of Lilongwe and the active
participation on farm work in order to impart the permaculture
How do we use membership fees and donations?
are a small organisation with volunteer administration and have -
unlike large organisations - hardly any administrative expenses.
Accordingly, we are able to use membership fees and donations
exclusively and directly for the association's purpose. We have been registered in
Germany as a non-profit and charitable organisation and thus can
provide both members and donors with full tax benefits (§ 52 Abs.
2 Satz 1 Nr. 7 und Nr. 13 AO)
Who is our partner in Malawi?
initial stage of the new kindergarten is in operation since 2nd April 2012 - the second stage since 1st May 2014 - on the land of the permaculture
farm Nature’s Gift Ltd.
The family enterprise has provided land and buildings for the purpose.
For the further stages, it will take care of building materials and manage
and supervise the construction works.