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Malawi FAQ Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Determined to Develop Malawi, Africa office located?

Our Malawi, Africa headquarters are located in Chilumba, Karonga District in the northern part of Malawi. We serve a catchment area of 30,000 people within the surrounding villages.

Determined to Develop
PO Box 135
Chilumba, Malawi

Malawi Phone: +265 99 515 0023

Email: asstdirector@determinedtodevelop.org

Does Determined to Develop have an office in the United States?

Yes. In the United States, Determined to Develop can be reached at the address and phone number below:

Determined to Develop
143 Woodstock Drive
Avon Lake, OH 44012

US Phone: 1-440-364-2929

Is Determined to Develop currently hiring in Malawi?

Currently there are no positions available. Please check back and we will post any future opportunities here.

Can I volunteer with Determined to Develop in Malawi?

Yes! We have partnered with a lodge called Maji Zuwa (meaning “water and sun” in the local ChiTumbuka language) located on the shore of Lake Malawi in a rural area of northern Malawi. This lodge serves as the headquarters for all of our volunteer opportunities.

Our comprehensive program allows volunteers to give back in a substantial way as you balance service and fun. Our volunteers work directly with the people of Malawi to improve their community. Volunteers are encouraged to connect with the local culture and open themselves up to an experience that few ever get. Our volunteers visit expecting to help others but often have their hearts touched in a way which literally transforms their lives.

While with us, volunteers will be involved with specific projects where either they have a skillset or where there is the greatest need. If you are traveling with a group, projects will be determined by both the group’s interest and the availability of projects at the time of your travel. 

Please email matt.maroon@determinedtodevelop.org for more information about our comprehensive volunteer program in Malawi.

What is Determined to Develop's primary source of funding?

We rely primarily on the generosity of our individual donors. Our small, local operation means we personally oversee every donation we receive and we make sure that every dollar is spent as efficiently as possible. According to our last audit, we had only 3% overheard costs, with a full 97% of donations going directly to projects in Malawi, Africa.

What are Determined to Develop's plans for for future growth?

We have positioned ourselves as a strategic innovator in ideas, with education as our main focus. In the past few years, we have expanded our programming to include Girls’ Empowerment Programs, increased the number of students in our School Sponsorship Program, and helped to oversee the launch of a new high school. In the future, we will continue to develop replicable, education-focused ideas for economic and social empowerment, with plans to open both a girls’ school and technical college. We will also partner with other non-governmental organizations and government stakeholders to share best practices. For more in-depth information, please take a look at the D2D Strategic Plan (2019-2023).