Cyclone Freddy Survivors Embrace Entrepreneurial Skills
About thirty cyclone Freddy survivors who are still leaving at Chanza Primary School camp in Mtauchira Village in Chiradzulu on Tuesday were trained in soap as well as in some indigenous fertilizer making skills.
Imparting the skills to the March mudslide survivors a Lilongwe based entrepreneur, Maxwel Supa said soap making is very simple which only requires paying a particular detail in mixing the required materials with the right quantities.
"The good thing with soap is that it is very easy to find market as apart from selling amongst themselves, they can also sell in groceries within their communities", said Supa.
Supa added that with the ever increase in fertilizer prices, embracing the locally made fertilizers can go a long way in ensuring food security at a household level among the vulnerable communities.
Magret Bema a cyclone Freddy survivor who took part in the training said together with the other cyclone Freddy Survivors they will be able to make the soap for both domestic and commercial purposes.
During the training the survivors were provided with some soap start up raw materials such as palm oil, caustic soda, sugar, salt and perfume valued at sixty thousand Kwacha which they will be able to produce soap worth over one hundred thousand kwacha.