Development Initiative Network (DIN) is a nonprofit organization working in the Chikwawa District of Malawi. Established in February 2012 to respond to the needs and challenges affecting communities in Malawi, DIN has since been conducting community baseline surveys on Youth Development, Education, Climate Change, Safe Motherhood and Maternal Health, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Women Empowerment, Food Security, Human Rights, and HIV/AIDS in different communities in Chikwawa District.
We believe that establishing baseline facts on the socioeconomic status of our target communities will provide a platform for enhanced program interventions. We understand that communities are drivers of the process of sustainable development, and this is why we are on a mission to give hope and faith to communities, especially to the less privileged, the needy, the orphans and the vulnerable children through social and economic empowerment.
To achieve our goals, we promote the establishment of partnerships with local and international organizations. Among our goals are improving food security in vulnerable communities through viable agriculture practices and storage, improving health living standards of people through provision of water and sanitation resources, establishment of home-based care committees, health living training, safe motherhood, and HIV/AIDS training, promoting access to better education for children, young people, and adults through the establishment of early childhood development centers, primary and secondary schools, and adult literacy programs, increasing income levels of marginalized groups through the establishment of village savings and loans, self-help schemes, and income-generating activities, and empowering communities in climate change adaptation strategies with emphasis on community forestation and risk disaster preparedness.