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By Aubrey Alphonse Ligomeka

20 March 2024

Chitsanzo Youth Support Organisation (CHIYOSO) under the programme called Gender Action Learning Systems (GALS) has started yielding positive results after one of its team members’ was trained as a champion last year and they were requested to develop an action plan based on GALS tools and for CHIYOSO to come up with a vision journey.

CHIYOSO team in action during soap making training

In its vision journey, CHIYOSO planned to start a soap manufacturing company, and by December last year it started making and producing herbal and general soap.

According to the Executive Director of CHIYOSO the products are supplied to various supermarkets and shops and the plan is for 3 years with three milestones which includes branding, packaging, registration with Register General and to be certified with the Malawi Bureau of Standards.

The Soap Tablets

At the moment, the organisation has reached its first milestone, which was set to be achieved in the first year but has been achieved in about a quick four (4) months.

In addition to their range of products, CHIYOSO produces ointments for joint pains, tablet soap, bar soap, dish washing and Jerry and Chill Ointment.

Some of the training participants

CHIYOSO is now working on branding its products, boosting its markets, increasing production and also getting certified by the Malawi Bureau of Standards, among others.

CHIYOSO is also appealing to donors and other well-wishers such as individuals willing to partner with this project.

It is possible to contact the organisation through its facebook page Chitsanzo Youth Support Organisation or email to

Final soap products

Mobile number: +265 999621674.

CHIYOSO is a youth- led registered organisation based in Bangwe, Nthandizi Area, Blantyre City – Southern Region of Malawi.


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