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Raphael Mweninguwe


is a freelance journalist based in Malawi.

All articles of Raphael Mweninguwe

Village savings and loan schemes

Credits save life and promote resilience

Credit and savings from the village savings and loan schemes are used by Malawians for several purposes. For many, it provides money for common groceries in times when agriculture harvests decline.


Prolonged hardship in Malawi

Many Malawians are disappointed with their government, abandoning the hope that their economic situation will change for better


Over half a million children are suffering from malnutrition

In the last harvest season, a flood destroyed most of the crops in the Machinga district in the southern region of Malawi

Gender equality

In Malawi, women are still not allowed to fish

Project on sustainable fishery deliberately targets women to “bridge the gender gap”


Malawi is encouraging women to screen for cervical cancer

Due to religious belief and culture, many women in Malawi do not want to go to hospital and be screened for cervical cancer

Gender-based violence

How Malawi is protecting disabled persons from sexual abuse

The Malawian government is investing in community awareness programmes targeting traditional leaders and families with disabled members


Ruins after cyclone Freddy

After the devastating cyclone Freddy hit Malawi, the country’s administration promises to implement strong measures to build climate resilience


Overwhelming health challenges

In Malawi, hospitals and health facilities are overburdened and on the verge of collapse, the government is powerless due to financial restraints


The fate of mothers with disabled children

In families with disabled children in Malawi, women bear the main burden – moreover, they are often abandoned by their husbands and communities


No water in hospitals

Hospital patients suffer from lack of water in Malawi

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