Empowering Communities for Sustainable Development

Join us in making a difference in Nkhotakota, Malawi


Health & Nutrition

Improving the well-being of individuals through access to healthcare and nutritious food


Livelihood and women empowerment

Improving the lives of people as well as empowering women to manage to fend for themselves and their families.


Youth Empowerment

Investing in the future generation through education, skills development, and mentorship

About DESI

Development Support Initiatives (DESI) is a non-profit organization based in Malawi working to empower communities in Nkhotakota. Through holistic programs and initiatives, we address specific needs and challenges to achieve sustainable development and improve well-being.

Our motivation to start this organization stemmed from the belief that every individual deserves an opportunity to have a better life. By working directly with the community, we aim to foster positive change and make a lasting impact on the lives of those in need.

Our Initiatives

By focusing on key areas of concern, we are committed to driving positive change in the community.

Health & Nutrition

Providing access to healthcare, education on nutrition, and promoting healthy habits

Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

Ensuring clean water sources, improving sanitation facilities, and promoting hygiene practices

Children & Youth

Investing in education, vocational training, and recreational activities for children and youth

Inspiring Stories

Discover the transformative impact of our programs through real-life stories.

In this heartwarming image, a DESI staff member is seen presenting a bag of maize to a family led by a child, exemplifying the organization’s dedication to alleviating hunger and aiding families in need. This gesture underscores the critical role that DESI plays in addressing food insecurity and providing essential support to the most vulnerable members of society

“In this photo, a nurse from DESI engages in a meaningful discussion with a young girl on reproductive health, providing vital information about emergency contraception options in a respectful and non-judgmental manner.” Overall, the photo captures a moment of education and guidance in the realm of sexual and reproductive health.

This photo captures young visitors having fun on a seesaw at the organization’s offices, demonstrating DESI’s commitment to fostering a playful and safe atmosphere for the community’s young members.”

In this photo, DESI staff are seen leading a dynamic meeting with community stakeholders, facilitating open dialogue and fostering a spirit of partnership to ensure that the organization’s programs and services are effectively aligned with the needs and priorities of the people they serve.

In this image, a compassionate member of the DESI Healthcare Team is checking the blood pressure of a client during a home visit. This scene highlights DESI’s commitment to ensuring accessible and convenient healthcare services tailored to the needs of individuals and families in the community

In this image, a DESI medical team member offers compassionate care to an elderly man experiencing hearing difficulties and living in a humble dwelling. This scene emphasizes DESI’s dedication to ensuring that vulnerable individuals, including older adults facing multiple challenges, receive the essential healthcare services they need in the comfort and familiarity of their own homes.

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