As one way of improving nutrition and economic status of Young People Living with HIV (YPLH), YONECO through Investing for Impact of HIV/AIDS among Young People Project supported four youth support groups from Ntcheu district with portable groundnuts grinders.
The handover ceremony of the groundnuts grinders was done in the area of Group Village Head (GVH) Senzani VH Senzani.
Prior to the donation, the support groups were introduced to cultivation of soya beans, ground nuts as well as orange fleshed sweet potatoes. The group members were further trained in business management and value addition skills. This was designed to prepare them to effectively add value to their farm produce.
“We are very thankful to YONECO for the support. Our young people will now venture into this lucrative business as there are no such grinders in this area and the demand for groundnuts flour is very high,” said Village Head Senzani.
Speaking during the function, Francisco Sadyamtambe – District Trade Officer applauded YONECO for the gesture. Sadyamtambe urged all club members to apply the skills which they learnt during business management training for them to become successful.
“Through this project, our living standards have tremendously improved. This donation will further help us to boost our group businesses as well as our nutrition status,” said one of the members of the youth support groups which received the grinders.