Malawi Entrepreneurs Challenge- Venetia Norrington

Women’s Empowerment


September 2020. £1,800 pp

what’s it all about

YODEP Ladies banking village style

The Women’s Empowerment expedition aims to push the boundaries of travel to Africa. Designed for women who want to head behind the scenes, learn more about the role of women in business from the community level up to established companies that are striving to build their local economy. This is an expedition that gives back at every turn, supports village businesses, offers a chance for skills sharing and cultural exchange and still fits in time for some of Malawi’s visitor highlights. It is a get your hands dirty expedition which is designed to challenge your perceptions of Africa and offer you a chance to use your skills, passions and interests to positively participate in sustainable development initiatives.


day to day summary

Book Bus wobble

Day 1: Blantyre Acclimatisation

Day 2: Women in Business Skills Sharing Workshops

Day 3: Workshops plus Village Homestay Initiative

Day 4: Village Homestay plus travel to Wildlife Safari

Day 5: Wildlife Safari plus travel to Lake Malawi

Day 6: Lake Malawi Secondary School Workshops

Day 7: Lake Malawi Secondary School Workshops


costs and inclusions

We try our best to include everything for your time in Malawi. The cost of The Women’s Challenge is £1,800 which includes all meals, accommodation, bespoke activities and skill sharing, and transport during your time in Malawi. International flights (est. £650-£950), drinks, visas, tips and items of a personal nature are excluded.

Payment: We offer really good payment plan options and advise re fundraising. To get your company or business involved in part payment of your expedition please see our Corporate Page.

Flights: We are ATOL registered so can book your flights for you. If you would like to book your own flights but just need some advice regarding routes then do let us kno

I have this weird feeling in my tummy. It’s odd - despite the scale of challenges that people face in Malawi, I’ve felt so at home here. From taking every opportunity to play with children, who welcome you with amazing smiles to discussing business challenges with women who have had to overcome so many more challenges while running their businesses. So far words haven’t been easy to find and I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to truly translate my feelings into words.
— Vicky Gunn. Entrepreneur. Womens Empowerment 2018