The government, in conjunction with donors supporting the social protection interventions has revised upwards cash transfer amounts with 57 percent and on average a beneficiary will be receiving a minimum of about K17,000, up from K9,500.
Authorities in Chikwawa district have indicated that they are set to disburse K5.8 billion to 39, 000 beneficiaries under the government's Social Cash Transfer Program (SCTP) in order to alleviate the suffering that citizens are facing due to effects of cyclone Freddy.
Beneficiaries of the government funded social cash transfer programme in Balaka have expressed satisfaction with the way the programme has transformed their economic livelihoods.
Social Cash Transfer and Lean Season beneficiaries in Neno district have been urged to use the money received for economic growth, saying the initiative is not for eternity.
Gladys Tione Pedro (not a real name) is a 16-year-old girl and a mother of a nine-month-old baby girl. She is the head of a child -headed family.
Government has been urged to raise the money going to the ultra-poor under the Social Cash Transfer (SCT) program considering the rise in cost of living.
Ministry of Gender and Social Welfare says is striving to scale out Social Cash Transfer (SCT) electronic payment to all districts countrywide having proved an effective tool for saving.
A Development arm of the Seventh day Adventist Church (SDA) has tipped beneficiaries of cash transfers to consider embarking on winter cropping to cushion hunger problems.
When Tropical Cyclone Idai hit the southern part of Africa in 2019, the ultra-poor in Malawi, just like any other hard hit regional country, needed a beating heart to keep their lives going.
Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare Mary Navicha says government will increase the number of social cash transfer beneficiaries and the amount of money they receive.