Jonathan Chirwa and Peter Boka Mwenechanya, Women Rice Group

A man in a suit is photographed from the shoulders up.

In Karonga, Malawi, Jonathan Chirwa and Peter Boka Mwenechanya engage poor women in sustainable economic empowerment through their Women Rice Group project. Women, widows and single mothers are mobilized and formed into groups, which are given start up capital to venture into rice selling business, prominent in this town. The beneficiaries will be trained in business management and life skills to enhance their success as well as returning 20% of their profit to the group so that more women are included.

Date grant awarded: May 26, 2016