Giving people a say in decision-making
In 2002, CARE Malawi pioneered an innovative way to involve poor and marginalised community groups in monitoring the quality and availability of services such as health care. The Community Score Cards approach, developed as part of a health services project, was an innovative way to engage local people in 'scoring' the services they receive, assessing the obstacles to accessing those services, and developing a shared strategy for improvement.
Since its inception, the Community Score Card process has become an internationally recognised process for improving service delivery. It has been a central component of many of CARE's governance programmes not just in Malawi but in many other countries including Rwanda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Egypt.
You can directly support poor entrepreneurs in Malawi
Our Lendwithcare programme works with local microfinance institution partners to offer loans to people in poor communities who are starting or building up a small business. Find out more about Lendwithcare and how you can make a small loan directly to an entrepreneur in Malawi.