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Malawi Rural Development Fund (MARDEF)

The Youth Enterprise Development Fund (YEDF) was launched in February 2010. The YEDF program is implemented in collaboration between MARDEF, Malawi's Ministry of Education, District YEDF committees. The YEDF Board of Directors approves loans in a batch to individuals and groups that have gone through a self selection process, duly appraised by the District YEDF committee and the MARDEF secretariat. After the approval, the youth are trained by the Ministry of Education before loan disbursements. MARDEF is responsible for group formation, appraisal, disbursements, loan monitoring and recoveries.

Microfinance institution

Between 18 to 35 years, out of school youth, both skilled and unskilled as well as graduates from other institutions of learning.




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