Songa Village used $2500 in April, 2020 to build a teacher house. This project helped 2512 people across 486 households. Songa contributed $250, materials, and labor.

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Songa wants to build a teacher's house at the community's primary school to solve a persistent problem.

Community Problem: Songa's primary school was established in 1978 by the Catholic Church. Now the Malawian government oversees the school. The school has 3 teacher houses for 17 teachers. Consequently, 14 teachers rent homes 4 to 6 kilometers away from school. This causes a lot of teacher absenteeism, especially during the rainy season. Students at Songa's primary school deserve better.

Community Solution: Build more teacher houses. This project will assist a teacher and his/her family. It will also build capacity in a community that has organized this project and invested its resources to provide labor, materials, and 10% in cash (about $250).

Partners: National Peace Corps Association

Outcome: a house for a primary school teacher and his family

Jun 2019
Village Raises Cash Contribution
Jun 2019
Project Posted
Sep 2019
Project Funded
Apr 2020
Project Completed
Field Officer Macford Chinonga

Phone Number:
+265995666910 or +265886118488

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Dollars Invested in Projects in
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*Scores based on school enrollment and national exam passage rates per capita.
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*Scores based on # of agriculural and non-agricultural village businesses per capita.
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*Scores based on # of roofs with iron sheets, TVs, motorcycles, and smartphones per capita.
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*Scores based on # of 60 kg bags of maize produced per capita.
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*Scores based on # of goats and cows per capita.
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