Kombeza Foods is a dairy company that produces drinking yoghurt. Kombeza Foods joined the Growth Accelerator programme in 2019 producing 400Litres of drinking yoghurt a day and working with a little over 20 low-income farmers in the Blantyre area. Mdingase Chirwa, the founder of Kombeza Foods had always had a heart for the farmers. Her parents were also dairy farmers and she was aware of the struggles of dairy milk supply in Malawi. Her personal experience thus motivated the decision to purchase a majority of Kombeza’s milk from low-income dairy farmers.

Kombeza Foods took a step and made an initial community meeting with a group of dairy
farmers in Blantyre to familiarize with the dairy supply chain. This meeting
was the birthplace of Kombeza’s community support programmes such as farmer
savings schemes and animal husbandry trainings. This has since improved
farmers’ economic and social welfare. With only a year in operation and support
from Growth Accelerator Malawi, Kombeza has a supply chain of 110 farmers in
Blantyre and surrounding areas; and they plan to grow even further.

Growth Accelerator supports ambitious entrepreneurs who have a heart for working with
their community and improving the socio-economic status of individuals in the
low-income bracket. Kombeza is a business that celebrates their farmers and
wants to grow with them. Documented is a video of Kombeza Foods Christmas
celebration with their farmers.

Grow Malawi. Grow Your Business.

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