BIF Pilot Projects

Small & Medium Enterprise Development Initiative (SMEDI)

Workshop- for the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Institute (SMEDI) to enhance the understanding of the MSME sector stakeholders on SMEDI’s role in fostering private sector development.

Pheks Investment

Pheks aimed to expand their paper recycling operation, sourcing waste paper from local companies and making egg boxes which it sells to large chicken / egg businesses.

Partnerships for inclusive business

Workshop- The project delivered two workshop events to facilitate partnering for inclusive business amongst NGOs and the private sector.

Charles Stewart

Charles Stewart is a Malawian chicken business that has recently been testing a “rocket furnace” heating system for their chicken brooders, a technology developed by Clioma Consulting.

Kulima Gold

Warehouse receipts- In order to leverage the reach of their Kulima Gold shops for the ACE warehouse receipt system in Malawi, Rabs Processors trialed the system with five of their shops.

Rice Milling Company

A feasibility study was conducted for Rice Milling Company, a Malawian family agro-processing business, to assess the potential and modalities of buying their paddy directly from smallholder farmers.

Milk Mantra

Milk Mantra aimed to explore the idea of community-managed bulk milk coolers (BMCs). These enabled the farming community to gain access to government and private dairy support schemes.

Moringa Miracles

Business planning- Developing a business plan to use innovative farming and processing techniques to commercially farm moringa leaf powder and press moringa oil.

EcoBricks, CCODE

The vision behind this project was to set up a viable brick production business, creating safe and permanent employment opportunities and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Malawi Mangoes

Cost of living survey- Malawi Mangoes developed an inclusive fruit processing business. This project supported that venture through a cost of living survey in the Salima District.