A community that is empowered to advance rural initiative to access basic needs which can promote sustainable livelihood through self reliance and community participation.
To facilitate development based on self reliance, self sufficiency through effective implementation, promotion and support of integrated rural development with full participation, ownership and promotion of right based approaches of the rural communities.
To promote sustainable integrated community development with the rural communities through improving food security, promotion of saving culture, empowerment of women and safe motherhood, promotion of education and literacy, water and sanitation and climate change mitigation and adaptation.
To improve food security and household income in the rural areas of Malawi.
To promote good health through increasing awareness on the causes of various diseases as well as promotion of safe motherhood ( with much effort to the following diseases HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis).
To promote access to safe and portable water, good sanitation and hygiene using participatory methods.
To promote quality eduction, adult literacy programmes and affordable vocational skills to the vulnerable youth and women.
To improve the status of women, child rights and human rights issues in general.
To promote awareness on natural resources management, climate change mitigation and adaptation.
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.