Job Creation

Job Creation

Providing skills training and employment opportunities

Library Program

Library Program

Providing access to books, group reading sessions and theatric storytelling



Serving the richest, steamiest content from our feisty female African contributors...

Our Community Center

Our Community Center

We've built a safe space for women, girls and non-binary folk to gather.

Cultivating Women Leaders

Cultivating Women Leaders

Learn more about our education program

We  empower women  to develop sustainable ventures that transform our communities from poverty-stricken to entrepreneur-vital.

Our Approach

Skills Training


Job Creation

Empowering women through business and entrepreneurship workshops, fabric tie-dyeing and sewing classes.  

Financing women through employment opportunities in production of Tiwale products.

Supporting women through tough and happy times. Our community supports life events such as child sickness and graduation


Supporting women and girls to reach their full potential through school grants, school work support and a library program.

Latest News!

OUR COVID-19 Response

With 73% less filtration compared to the 90% less filtration of the surgical mask, and the 6.5/10 breathability score compared to the 5/10 breathability of the surgical mask, we are making non-medical but protective facemasks that are donated to essential workers and sold to the public. Made in a safe and distanced space by our sewing class graduates, learn more... 

Gender Equality Isn’t a Zero-Sum Game

The appetite for equity will only be satisfied with gender equality, which is why we must ardently promote the message that women’s rights are not a zero-sum game. It is a win-win.

Watch our Zodiak Interview with Alice Chilemba

"Alice Chilemba is the mother of Ellen Chilemba. Together they set up Tiwale CBO in Mtsiriza, Lilongwe which among other things has trained local women in the rare art of dyeing clothing material."

Tiwale Founder Named Glamour's College Woman of the Year

I’m from Malawi, where I spent hours reading in the library with my girlfriends; we all had big dreams. I was fortunate—I won a scholarship to go to high school in South Africa—but one of those friends was forced to leave school and get married. Her story haunted me, so

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