Pamoza means “together” in Tumbuka, a language spoken in north Malawi, Africa. We work together with the people we serve, and together with people like you, to help transform the lives of children and families in Malawi and beyond. The people we serve in Malawi come up with projects and ideas for how to improve their community and we come alongside them and work pamoza to accomplish those ideas.
As a Christian non-profit organization, Pamoza’s programs are motivated by obedience to Christ to share the gospel by loving, caring, and laboring with the underprivileged. Pamoza’s work is guided by (a) laboring together with community members to improve their quality of life – physically, spiritually, and economically and (b) bringing other concerned people to join in helping underprivileged communities to have a joyful and fulfilling life.
Pamoza’s work focuses on five main initiatives:
- Christian outreach
- Economic Empowerment
- Health Care
- Agriculture and Food Security
Our work is currently focused in Malawi, which is among the world’s least developed and most densely populated countries. We started in 2005 in Zowe community and have contiguously expanded to 19 additional communities, and we are currently serving a population of 32,000 people. These communities are rural and agrarian; they have no electricity and running water. They are also susceptible to HIV/AIDS infection, which currently affects more than 10% of the Malawian population.