The Malimbe Network has been in existence since Nov of 2011. Its primary function is to support small development projects in Central America. Malimbe is a 503(c) non profit organization and contributions are tax deductable.
Malimbe finds partners in these countries to carry out the projects and provides them with small grants to enable the work. Its main current projects are currently:
- Supporting a school in the Sonsonate Department in El Salvador by providing equipment and salary support for an instructor for a computer lab. The lab provides basic computer literacy for over 200 children who attend the school. The website can be seen here http://sa.malimbe.org
- Funding the CDSL in Pastores, Guatemala which conducts a variety of projects with local villagers and Women’s groups. Past projects have included the manufacture and sale of cleaning supplies, art projects, and small animal husbandry projects. These can be seen on the group’s website which is also provided by Malimbe. http://cdsl.malimbe.org
In the future the Network’s goal is to expand to other partners and countries based on the learnings from its previous projects. At Malimbe we value results but we value relationships more.