SURCOD is a Malawi NGO, registered on 17th May, 2010.
SURCOD operates mainly in Nsanje and Chikhwawa Districts which are located in the south of Malawi.
Both Chikwawa and Nsanje lie along the Shire River, and as a result, the issues of flooding and droughts are very common.
We have a targeted population of over 570,000.
Executive Director and founder is January Watchman Mvula.
The Sustainable Rural Community Development Organisation (SURCOD) works at the forefront of advancing empowerment of women and girls through various development projects in Malawi.
Projects include helping disdvantaged children access secondary education and developing women's community enterprises.
January Watchman Mvula, Exec Director
Sustainable Rural Community Development Organisation (Surcod)
P.O. Box 45
"We believe that by reaching a woman we are reaching a nation because we know the big role the women are playing in the society.
If we are reaching the woman we are reaching the husband and all the children in the family"
For most of these women even to raise 1 dollar is a very big challenge.
With tools such as sewing machines, the women can learn a skill which can provide them with a steady income and contribute to their ability to save.
Such skills and tools would have a very big impact on their lives. They would be able to easily pass on such skills to their children.
The programme could be rolled out into other areas where we are in the process of establishing our organisation..
And it will create a bond between donors and the communities."January Watchman, Executive Director, SURCOD.