- Sustainable Energy for Everyone
Kumudzi Kuwale means "Bringing Light to the Villages" in Chichewa, the most widely spoken language in Malawi, and is a social for-profit company registered under the Malawi Companies Act 13135. The company was registered in August 2013, and is currently owned 41,8% by YouthCODE in Nkhotakota, Malawi, 54% by the Grønn-Hagen Bjørke Malawi Foundation in Norway, and 4,2% by other smaller investors. What started off as a project with only a single employee in 2013, has rapidly grown into one of the biggest employers in Nkhotakota Boma and a large contributor to local empowerment and progress in villages across Malawi. Kumudzi Kuwale currently has 17 full time employees in Nkhotakota, 2 in Kasungu, and more than 50 in the field. The company seeks to provide every layer of society with access to sustainable, renewable and affordable electricity and light, and does this through its three solar business units; installations, charging stations and shops. From July 2019, Kumudzi Kuwale introduced a fourth business unit, Water Wells, where we aim to provide access to clean and reliable water to rural Malawians, as well as offering solar irrigation and solar water pumping solutions to those in need of this. You can read more about our highlighted projects here.
Sustainable Development Goals We Are Working Towards
Kumudzi Kuwale Board
Finance and Admin Secretary Kettie Mkonda
Water Wells Associate Aubrey Numeri
Project Facilitator Charles Cornelius Kaombe
Charging Station Station Officer Winnie Phiri
Shopkeeper Nkhotakota Alinafe Mussah
Shopkeeper Kasungu Enneless Thompson Phir
Technicians Ronald Msukwa, Nema Mdelemani, John Paul Chikonda
Strategic Charging Station Operators
Charging Station Operators
Maniford Kamtepa, Buleya Chidothi, Mr. Bama, Thokozani Banda, Shadreck Banda.
Kambukani Manyusa, Stainly Chirwa, Shadreck Genesis, Solomono Kavala, Buleya Chidothi, Kondwani Phiri, Maxwello Mithi, Denis Simwaka, Davie Kalua, Follios Julius, Peter Salamba, Andrew Phiri, Fackson Malandi, Isaac Phiri, Patrick Katanga, Alufeti Edward, Henry Kaphiza, Sau Nlahne, Owen Chilombo, Chidothi Donati, Thoko Banda, Zayeku Kalula, Victor Nowa, Jonathan Makupe, John Kalulimbo, Alinati Stoko Bama, Patrick Mtambo, Godfrey Chirwa, Ziberok Imedi, Harry Dausi, Shadreck Kadawinda, Yone Mlanga, Shadreck Banda, Mussa Mwale, Chancy Chisenga, Sinodi Daniford, Merina Mangulenjoe, George Sadala, Winston Masanthula, Maniford Mwale, Tamika Chibesakunda, Vincent Mwale, Emmanuel Mwale, Edward Mkwanthama, Tanda Bakali, Lingsiono Kapindiri, William Machili, Mercy Chirwa,
Kapalamula Chirwa, Michael Dono, Tedson Phiri
Chariman of the Board Arne Marius Skillingstad
Shareholder and Boardmember Robert Mbaya
Shareholder and Boardmember Ola Grønn-Hagen
Boardmember Øystein Garfors
Kumudzi Kuwale Shareholders
Youth and Community Development Organization (YouthCODE), formally known as Nkhotakota Youth Organization, is a non-profit ofrganization seeking to build skills and create opportunities to improve lives in Malawi. YouthCODE founded Kumudzi Kuwale in 2013 as a profit-generating activity with the goal of createing jobs to people both in Nkhotakota and in Malawi in as a whole.
Grønn-Hagen Bjørke Malawi Foundation (GHBMF) is an NGO that has had an active role in improving the lives of rural Malawians since 2007. GHBMF's main focus is to fund and build schools and water wells in rural Malawi, providing education and affordable, clean water to people that would otherwise not have access to these things. GHBMF invested into Kumudzi Kuwale in 2018, and currently owns 54% of the shares of the company.
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