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1 RACHEL SILUNGWE MALAWI

2 Rachel Rachel Silungwe, Malawi 38 years old Married Capacity building & Organisation development At work

3 FAMILY Rachel with husband & sister

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5 MALAWI – THE WARM HEART OF AFRICA Geography

6 MALAWI – THE WARM HEART OF AFRICA Landlocked Located in South East Africa Surrounded by Mozambique, Zambia & Tanzania Area of 118,484 square kilometres, which is about size of Pennsylvania 20% Lake Malawi South of the equator – latitudes 9/45 & 17/16 and longitudes 33 degrees 35 minutes. 900 km long with a width between 80 -160 km Population -13.1 million people. Capital – Lilongwe Currency – Malawi Kwacha Official language – English National language - Chichewa Very friendly people

7 HISTORY, GOVT & POLITICS First settled in the 10 th Century. Colonised by the British up to 1964. Became a one party state upon independence until 1994 Multi party democracy from 1994 to date. The President who heads state & government is elected for a five year term. Eligible for two consecutive terms. 193 seat national assembly 3 regions (provinces), North, Centre & South 28 Districts

8 PEOPLE & CULTURE Malawian people, Doing what they know best

9 ECONOMY Least developed country (LDC) 90% of the population is in rural areas. GDP =$10.51 billion Per capita = $800 Agro based economy. Agriculture accounts for 37% of GDP & 85% of export revenues. Major exports – tobacco, tea & sugar Real growth rate 7.4%

10 HEALTHY & MORTALITY Birth rate 41.7/1000 Infant mortality 90.5/1000 12% HIV/AIDS prevalence rate Life expectancy 43.4 Population growth 2.4 % Literacy levels 63 %

11 Tourist Attractions Fresh water lake Lake Malawi Third largest in Africa Along Great African Rift Valley Yachting marathons Game Reserves and Parks Safaris Rolling Hills and Mountains Mulanje Mountain Third highest peak in Africa – 3,002 m

12 More tourist attractions A beach along lake Malawi Lake Malawi

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14 NATIONAL HOLIDAYS

15 ROTARY CLUBS Five Rotary clubs namely: Blantyre, Limbe, Lilongwe, Bwaila & Muzu Chairman of Limbe Rotary club RTN. Dudha poses with students after making a donation of computers to Zingwangwa Secondary school in the city of Blantyre.

16 Rotarians - good samaritans Education is the key to sustainable development

17 Rotarians in action Feeding orphans

18 Rotarians Attending a meeting


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