The Tiyeni charity was set up by life-long residents of Malawi, who have worked to help rural communities for many years. All the staff in Malawi are local Malawians who have a passion in saving their country from starvation. They do this by demonstrating sustainable farming practices to prevent devastating soil erosion. They encourage the production of better crops and in the last six months alone have engaged 20 villages including over 200 farmers.

Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world. The continuing degradation of the countryside in general and of the soil in particular constitutes a serious national crisis for Malawi. In 1997 a World Bank study of agriculture in Malawi stated that for each hectare of farmland 20 tonnes of soil were lost each year.

The Tiyeni method reverses this by stopping erosion and building soil fertility. Tiyeni encourages simple farming improvements, which can prevent hunger and help villagers to be self-sufficient.

Tiyeni means “Let’s go!” and our ultimate aim is to replace the need for hand-outs of money, food and fertiliser in rural districts by training farming communities and enabling them to support themselves.

Click here to see where Tiyeni operates in Malawi and where the working areas (pods) are




We are looking for companies to join us in corporate partnership to support our work and make a positive contribution to the lives of the people in Malawi. We know this small and manageable charity punches way above its weight. Due to virtually no administration costs, everything goes to Malawi where it is carefully accounted for.

There are several your company can help. Boost your corporate social responsibility with active engagement to support our staff in Malawi from the UK. Why not get a group of your colleagues or employees to enter a fundraising event? Support our work as a corporate sponsor. Tiyeni will work closely with you, matching your desired scope of involvement and meeting your business objectives. Visits to our staff in rural Malawi, where you can see how effective the team is, are also very welcome.

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