In 2007, the Imali programme was launched as a means to improve the lives of widows and child headed households through the use of psychosocial support and Income Generating Activities (IGAs).
The Imali programme groups these vulnerable people in cooperatives and trains them in growing tomatoes and mushrooms in greenhouses. Once harvested, the cooperatives make enough money for members to be financially independent.
20 functional cooperatives with 1,087 beneficiaries: 884 women and 203 men, supporting 3,726 household members living in 14 districts.
440 beneficiaries trained in greenhouse management, financial and conflict management, monitoring and evaluation, and marketing skills.
30 beneficiaries trained in tomato processing.