Kelfoods supported the Malawian people after the floods
Proto Feeds Mill Opening
Kelfoods’s investment of HOPE
Caring for the children
The Mercy James Institute of Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care (MJC), a state-of-the-art pediatric surgery and intensive care unit at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Malawi’s commercial capital of Blantyre, is but one of the many places where Kelfoods makes a real difference to the daily lives of the people of Malawi.
This institute was developed by Raising Malawi, a non-government organization, founded by the iconic superstar, Madonna, in collaboration with the Malawian health ministry. Second to Madonna, Kelfoods made the largest contribution to the investment of the hospital. We are still involved and support the children by supplying eggs to the hospital.
The MJC formally opened on July 11, 2017 by his Excellency President Arthur Peter Mutharika and Madonna. Called the “pride of Malawi” by His Excellency, the opening ceremony was a celebration of the partnership between Raising Malawi, the Malawian Ministry of Health and a coalition of global and local partners like Kelfoods. The MJC was named after the adopted daughter of Madonna who was born in Malawi.
With three operating theaters, Malawi’s first and only pediatric intensive care unit and a 50-bed ward, the facility is already making a significant difference in the lives of Malawian children. The hospital is also a training center of excellence for Southern Africa, with more local doctors acquiring the skills needed to perform pediatric surgery and serve the 50% of Malawians who are under 15 years old.
ORGANISATIONS / CHARITIES RECEIVING CONTINUOUS SUPPORT
|Beit Cure Hospital|
|Dzanja La Chifundo Orphanage|
|Queen Elizabeth Hospital|
|Queen Elizabeth Hospital – Eye Dept|
Poultry Trainings at the Kelfoods Demo Farm
KELFOODS is happy to work with farmers not only as our customers but as our partners. We are KELFOODS and we are PROTO because of our customers.
As an organization, we shall continue to supply quality chicks and quality feed to you our customers as your win is our win.
KELFOODS shall continue to provide trainings on Poultry Management. So as to equip farmers with relevant knowledge and Information on Poultry Production.
The training is on full sponsorship and we have about 100 shops across the regions, where the recruitment process of these farmers is done.
We are much focused on supplying broiler day old chicks and not selling broiler chickens as we have no intentions of competing with our customers.
Providing affordable Protein
Kupindula ndi Proto
On 20th May, 2022 kelfoods introduced a new program under proto known as ‘kupindula ndi proto’ whose initiative is to provide poultry training to the youth within the age ranges of 18 to 40 years, as well as to provide them with starter packs for their business. As a way of encouraging the youth to venture into poultry business, the program is long term and KELFOODS officially introduced it to the public.
The program is mainly for the youth and the selection criteria of these new farmers is discrete as farmers are shortlisted from all regions. The project will be done quarterly and Proto technical advisors nationwide will follow up and assist these farmers from time to time.
Twenty male and twenty female youths were recruited, completed their training and received their starter packs. The pack includes 100 chicks, 1 bag of starter feed, chick feeding trays, drinkers, and vitamins. There is still need to support these youth as they still require enough funds to sustain their small farms to point of sale. So far 10 farmers completed their farms houses (inspected by our technical advisors) and received their starter packs. KELFOODS is currently looking to partner with other organizations to support the initiative as this is one way of creating employment to the youth.