ABOUT USIn southern Malawi, and precisely in Balaka, Father Mario Pacifici, Monfort missionary, arrived here thirty five years ago and founded with Cesare Castelli the "Andiamo Youth Cooperative Trust" which now has nearly 700 workers. The Cooperative operates within four areas of development:
- People find jobs in the 33 activities of Andiamo, including health care, education, vocational training, construction, agriculture, mechanics, sports, and last but not the musical one. Precisely in this context born the Alleluya Band, a band created in 1978 as a church choir and now became the point of musical reference throughout Malawi. Our representative in Italy is Orizzonte Malawi onlus, that use the valuable collaboration of many associations:
Category Archives: Social Development
This section represents the productive part of the cooperative whose revenues are used to fund activities with social aims.
Andiamo Youth Cooperative Trust employs nearly 700 workers in construction activities, woodworking, carpentry, mechanics, agriculture.
It ‘s also an active microcredit project that seeks to support and grow groups of farmers in the villages surrounding Balaka, where Andiamo Youth Cooperative Trust is established.
Peter Mayesu is now the Assistant Clerk for the Get Up Stand Up Project run by Andiamo Youth Cooperative Trust. Peter is married with a child. Coming from the poor village of Pyoli where agriculture was his daily bread, we … Continue reading →
Wilson Chilara was lying on the veranda floor on of his House at Andrea Village, trying to find some fresh air in this hot season. Wilson cannot see anymore, but was happy to welcome us. He is 80. After a … Continue reading →
On Wednesday, 24 February 2016 we visited Kapandatsitsi Clinic where we found people of all ages, (mostly mothers with children) gathered around the Chikhulupiriro Hall waiting for treatment. Every Wednesday, Comfort Community Hospital (CCH) medical personnel. The clinic serves people … Continue reading →
Fr. Mario Pacifici, the founding trustee of Andiamo Youth Cooperative Trust has called for people to spend more on sanctifying life more than anything else. In his Lenten Message, he calls Lent as the “time of the spirit, time of pruning, … Continue reading →
It has rained and it continues to rain. Over fifteen districts have been affected in Malawi and one of the districts is Balaka. On 15 February 2015 the Andiamo Secondary School Young Christian Students (YCS) executive committee members went to … Continue reading →
Today we celebrate the birthday of Alleluya band and the Feast day of our founding trustee Fr. Mario Pacifici. Alleluya band was born on 19 January 1978 on the feast day of Fr. Mario. We are not throwing a party … Continue reading →
It has been raining cats and dogs for the past three days. Many houses are demolished we haven’t been spared at all. About 20 metres of the wall fence of Andiamo Youth Cooperative Trust campus has not only fallen but … Continue reading →
Fr. Mario Pacifici says if we give something of ourselves we do not lose anything, but rather “make a deposit in the bank of love” that accumulates sooner or later with an interest that “far exceeds that of any bank”. … Continue reading →
There have been a lot of activities in all the four pillars of Andiamo Youth Cooperative Trust for the past six days. As we break for a weekend, below are pictures showing what has happened so far… By P.K.B
On Thursday, 27 July we harvested about 100kg of fish from the Andiamo dam. This was also the time to remember Pang’onoPang’ono Onlus, an Italian organisation that funded the project and Pang’onoPang’ono Junior who donated the net. We thank them … Continue reading →