As Sustainable Rural Community Development Organization (SURCOD) of Malawi, we respect human rights.
In this difficult time where we have lost our beloved President, his Excellency Professor Bingu wa Munthalika, we are deeply concerned with the development [of events], and we are extending our deeply felt condolences to the family and the entire Democratic Progress Party.
In this situation, we are requesting all the concerned parties to handle the issue with a sober mind -- that it shouldn't bring much harm in the country; we are requesting they adhere to the Malawian constitution.
We are deeply concerned with the act of the Cabinet, whereby they were failing to come clear to Malawi with the true information concerning the status of the president for 48 hours, and it is a clear indication that some people were planning to flout the constitution.
As the result, we are condemning the act, and we are prioritising the use of the constitution in this circumstance.
We are also condemning the act of the Public Radio Malawi Broadcasting Corporation, which is run by public finance from the government for failing to inform the nation (Malawians).
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.