THP-Malawi strengthened its monitoring and evaluation program with trainings in new methods of data collection: iForm builder software on iPod Touch devices. The epicenter also hosted a national launch of the "16 Days of Activism" campaign aimed at ending gender-based violence which brought different institutions and people together.
The goal of the Microfinance Program in each epicenter is to have the facility gain government recognition as a licensed Rural Bank, owned entirely by community members and managed by a majority female board. The Rural Bank then provides the entire epicenter community with sustainable access to savings and credit facilities. THP-Malawi is therefore happy to announce the recognition of two new Rural Banks in Champiti and Ligowe Epicenters.
The 1,000 Days Initiative – a childhood and maternal health program – was implemented at four of THP-Malawi's eight epicenters. Other program expansion included the inauguration of the Dutch-underwritten Kachindamoto Epicenter and a series of staff trainings at the 2012 Africa Conference in Burkina Faso.