SSLLP Malawi is a local non-government organisation that provides poor families with the means to combat their poverty in a sustainable and long-term manner. It does this by providing them with various types of livestock, most notably dairy cows but also goats, pigs, chickens, fish and honeybees. Additionally, SSLLP ensures that infrastructure exists in the form of training, extension services, water and sanitation, and community development, to ensure enduring benefits.
By using established methods and its considerable experience and local knowledge, SSLLP solicits outside funding to assist in its endeavours. It attempts to spread the benefits through a time-honoured system where primary recipients distribute the first breeding offspring to secondary recipients. We call this “Passing on the Gift”.
SSLLP has a Board of Directors and its program is implemented by a team with appropriate technical, financial and administrative expertise. The Executive Director is responsible for overall management with support from the Head of Programs, the Financial Controller and other technical experts in monitoring and evaluation, training, and livestock health respectively. At the ground level, SSLLP has a team of field officers based at strategic locations throughout Malawi to manage its projects