Ungweru is a local NGO that was started by Bishop John Ryan of Mzuzu Catholic Diocese. It was started as a CBO in 2004 and then registered as an NGO in 2009 as per trustee’s act of Malawi. Initially it operated in township of Luwinga next to his house.

Target communities were people of surrounding areas including Doroba, Ekwayiweni, Msiki, Tchatchacha and many others, in most of these areas Ungweru built  community based child care centers(CBCC).

At the secretariat primary school kids were introduced to computer lessons and the youth were engaged in areas of climate change, healthy and Governance.

In 2010 Donors helped with funding to build a bigger secretariat where all facilities were provided for office facilities and therefore the operations moved from Luwinga Township to a place adjacent to Mzuzu University behind Tahit filling station.

Our vission

The promotion of community groups in Malawi who try to uplift their communities and surroundings.

Our mission

In liaison with stakeholders,Ungweru will endeavor to empower the disadvantaged communities with appropriate skills and resources in meeting the community livelihood needs

Thematic Areas


Ungweru used to support deserving students in secondary and tertiary education. Ungweru is running a school of computing targeting secondary students who are to join tertiary education.


Ungweru used to promote Good healthy through the assistance to HIV affected communities by giving them startup on animal production (fish,Pigs,Goat) for improvement of their healthy.

Climate Change

Ungweru discourages the distructive use of forests and encourages the replacemnt of of what has been used.

Human Rights

Ungweru works with other stakeholders on advocacy and Good governance through implementation of projects on clamming for rights from duty bearers.

Youth Development

under Ungweru youths are mobilized to sensitize the communities on HIV and AIDS through Drama, charitable works to the aged, they also do sanitation activities in dispensaries,


Ungweru works with resource poor farmers with help from donors by providing farm inputs and irrigation equipments

our team members

Samuel Phiri

Executive Director

Moses Thulu

Programs Manager

Noel kumwenda

Resource Mobilizer

Temwa Mzembe

Finance Assistant manager

Laston Chipeta

Head of ICT

Foster Mwalala

Head of Security


Bihind Tahit filling station

P.O.Box 20350, Luwinga, Mzuzu 2,

Malawi, Africa.

Phone: 0992565643