Kusamala Institute of Agriculture & Ecology

Who we are: 
The Kusamala Institute of Agriculture and Ecology is a local, non-governmental organization that promotes household-level permaculture and agroecology systems in Malawi through demonstration, education, outreach and advocacy. Founded in 2009, Kusamala houses Malawi’s largest permaculture demonstration site, Nature’s Gift Permaculture Centre. Through the Centre’s demonstrations, Kusamala educates individuals and communities on how to improve nutrition, income generation and environmental health. Through grants and programs, Kusamala conducts outreach, research and advocacy with the aim to show the viability of permaculture as a local and national agricultural strategy.
Type of knowledge or skills needed: 
We seek people that are positive, passionate and dedicated to designing, implementing and demonstrating solutions for a sustainable future. Kusamala offers a residential internship for qualified, motivated candidates from a variety of backgrounds. Our intern program is for 3+ months and is designed to provide an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in permaculture and tropical agriculture. Interns have their own specific projects at our demonstration centre. We also have a volunteer program with a 2 weeks minimum commitment and a small fee for administration and housing.
Non-cash donations: 
We can discuss different options for non-cash donations with interested individuals but are always in need of good quality office supplies.
Languages spoken at charity: 
English, Chichewa
Contact name: 
Molly Cheatum
Telephone number: 
+265 (0) 993 655 468
PO BOX 30376, Area 44, Lilongwe, Malawi
Any further information the volunteer should know?: 
Please contact us or visit our website for details on current volunteer and intern opportunities.