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Msamala Sustainable Energy Project

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This project aims to to contribute to the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger of poor rural people in Balaka District, by contributing to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and World Summit on Sustainable Development targets on energy.

Specifically the action aims to bring about in Traditional Authority (TA) Msamala improved, sustainable access to and use of fuel-wood energy, for the 180 370 people (61% of district populations) in poor subsistence farmers households living in 321 communities, and access to solar lighting impacting on about 5,000 students and 50 teachers. TA Msamala was selected because of an increasing number of unsustainable businesses based on extraction of energy and natural resources. The action will achieve its objectives using an intensive community empowerment approach, and is multi-sectoral in approach, facilitating links among stakeholders in communities, the district and nationally.


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Production of the Chitetezo Mbaula stove

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Sustainability II: Ownership and Community Involvement

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EC Case Study - Msamala Sustainable Energy Project in Malawi

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29/12/2007 to 17/12/2012

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European Development Fund

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Concern Universal

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