Castel Malawi supports Cholera fight with K20m donation

The items pictures by Pemphero Musowa

Castel Malawi has donated items valued at K20 million to support the Malawi's government response to the Cholera outbreak.

This follows government's call to the private sector to help out as numbers are growing exponentially.

Twenty facilities hard hit by Cholera have been targeted by the donation across Malawi. Blantyre and Lilongwe have five each. With three facilities each, targeted in Mzuzu, Liwonde and Zomba.

Castel Malawi MD Thomas Reynaud, made assurances the company wants to improve the lives of people and not just about brew and sell beverages.

Reynaud pictures by Pemphero Musowa
Reynaud: Social responsibility is our mission. pictures by Pemphero Musowa

"It's our mission to develop and work with all stakeholders to improve the lives of the population.

"We are one of the biggest companies in Malawi and it is our social responsibility."

Director of HR and Corporate Affairs, Gloria Zimba said the decision to chip in is because they believe some of those affected could be their customers and consumers.

Zimba: some of those affected could be our customers and consumers 

"Some of them could be family members as we live in extended communities. We are helping the nation to upgrade our health system.

"We also rely on the communities for our labour. We know that most of the worst hit areas have our employees so if we don't partner with government we will be affected."

Jere and Zimba
Dr. Jere and Zimba make a symbolic presentation 

She said the company has initiated a campaign to give out the oral vaccine to their employees

Dr Mirrium Jere commended Castel for the gesture saying they wrote different companies in December for help.

"Five facilities heavily hit with different assorted items to help in management of Cholera. You have reached where we couldn't on our own as Ministry of Health."


She asked for more help in rural facilities as they have rising cases as well: "Let's go to Mdeka, Lirangwe."

Blantyre has 5,700 cases cumulatively and 76 deaths as of Monday, February 5, 2023.