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The warm heart of Africa

Malawi is one of the smaller countries in southeast Africa with its area of around 120,000 square kilometres, but it is also one of the most densely populated with 21.2 million people and 145 inhabitants per square kilometre. Its annual population growth of 3.3% further exacerbates the shortage of land. If there is a drought or if rainfall is unevenly distributed, parts of the population go hungry. Most of its inhabitants make their living in agriculture. After tea and sugar, tobacco is the most important product, accounting for one third of export earnings. The gross domestic product per capita and year is a mere USD 1,300. A total of 70% of the population lives below the national poverty line of USD 1.90 per day. More than one third of people cannot read or write.

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KfW Office Lilongwe

Director KfW Office: Oliver Gleiß
10/319 Mtendere Drive
P.O. Box 31786
3 Lilongwe

Phone: +265 1 795 966

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