Zikomo's overarching purpose is to try and break the perpetual poverty trap in southern Malawi by assisting communities get on the first rung on the ladder of economic development and be able to support themselves and their families without the need for humanitarian aid.

We are a small NGO by international standards but our small size allows us to be flexible in our operations, be responsive to changing needs, and maintain transparency in everything we do. None of the funds we raise are spent in Ireland. All our Irish staff work on a completely voluntary-basis and all administration expenses are met by personal donations from the board of directors or by other groups and individuals donating their valuable services and expertise to Zikomo. This is to ensure that every euro that is donated to Zikomo goes directly to our community-based projects in Malawi.