In depth profile of Life Concern Organisation

LICO spreads knowledge on preventing Mother to Child transmission (PMTCT), promotes healthy living and the proper use of medicines. It also headlines the fabrication and use of sustainable and enviromentally friendly briquettes in order to halt deforestation.

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HIV and Aids Projects

The Nasankha Umoyo (I choose Life) Prevention of Mother To Child HIV Transmission (PMTCT) project targets mvo-demonstrationwomen of child bearing age of 16 to 45 years and HIV+ couples in the rural communities with limited PMTCT information and services.

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LICO uses sports to fight HIV/AIDS in Rumphi

Sporting activities are part of the curriculum in Malawi primary and secondary schools and many students participate in the disciplines of their liking whether as a hobby, interest, or as competitions where money and pride are always at stake.

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Your help will send …

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Education is the key to a socio-economic development. Access to quality education however remains a far-fetched dream for most girls in...

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Chief urges parents …

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Paramount Chief Chikulamayembe of Rumphi has called on parents and members of the community in the district to send girls to school and...

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LICO empowers rural …

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Life Concern Organisation (LICO) is implementing a community empowerment programme which provides goats and pigs to study circle groups...

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LICO aids Rumphi sch…

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Education is key to the socio-economic development of every country. Achieving quality education however remains a far- fetched dream f...

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Distribution of reli…

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In January this year Rumphi boma was hit by floods along the Mawerewere river and many inhabitants had been affected. Through the ELMA ...

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Every Vote Counts

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Or actually Every Footstep Counts, which is a film competition originated by the Positive Action for Children Fund (PACF) in associatio...

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Shot in the arm!

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LICO aids Rumphi District Hospital. Life Concern Organisation has come to the rescue of Rumphi district hospital’s cervical cancer dep...

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LICO scales up cervi…

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Life Concern Organisation (LICO) has stepped up efforts to combat cervical cancer in Rumphi district through provision of cervical canc...

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LICO engages youths …

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Life Concern Organisation has taken HIV and AIDS fight to the youths urging them to refrain from engaging in immoral behaviours that wo...

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Climate Change is battled through the briquette making project. It is implemented by LICO and has a lot of benefits for the community:


1.    Enviromental benefits

malawi-enviroment-mvo1Briquettes ready to be used.Rumphi district is one of the districts which have been affected with deforestation which have contributed to climate change, people have been cutting trees for firewood (main cause), construction and farming of tobacco. Therefore introduction of the briquette in the community has enabled people to use the briquette as source of firewood hence reduction in use of trees. Any time a person uses a briquette means a tree has been saved. The wastes to make briquettes are corrected in the streets and shops within Bolero trading centre which in turn makes the city clean. Briquettes making mean less rubbish and waste in the streets and in dumps


2.    Economical benefits

Briquette making is an income generation activity, for it has created employment for women. The project is run by a group of 10 women who make and sale the briquettes. On average they make 200 briquettes per day and they work for 20 days in a month which means 4000 briquettes are made to be sold. Through profits these women will be able to send their children to school as well as feed the family.


3.    Households benefits

The project has helped the women in bolero to have time to do other housework instead of spending 3 hours per day fetching firewood which is sourced very far from the community. At the same time briquettes are cheap compared to firewood because women say they are able to cook nsima and vegetables using 4 briquettes which is very cheap and saves money for to use on other household chores.


4.    Stoves benefits

malawi-enviroment-mvo4Briquettes ready to be used or sold.The making of energy saving stoves is having its own benefits to the community. The old three stone cooking system uses a lot of firewood and with the introduction of the stoves women are spending less time to cook and use little firewood because they retain heat.


5.    The project is unique in northern region of Malawi and we have a demand from other Organizations who want to come and learn from My Village Organization since the High Commissioner launched because people saw on Television Malawi.

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Life Concern Organisation

Reg. NGO No. TR/INC 4822

Opp. St Denis Hall

PO Box 145, Rumphi

T +265 372 083 / +265 888 555 199

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