The Tiyeni Fund

Livelihood support for rural farming communities

Help highly vulnerable people in Malawi recover from Cyclone Ana, which triggered destructive flooding across southeast Africa in January. Farming families in the southern region will be trained urgently to grow food We will support farmers in remote areas to rebuild their livelihoods.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 22 April 2022 to 12:00 PM, 29 April 2022

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1113274)

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Championed by The Big Give Trust


  • Disaster ReliefDisaster Relief
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief


  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)




Malawi was hit by Cyclone Ana in January causing tragic and preventable loss of life and destruction of livelihoods. Weather extremes like this, caused by climate change, are harming food security and livelihoods.Over 200,000 people were affected. Heavy rains, flooding and strong winds displaced at least 17,000 people. More than 500 of our beneficiary farmers were affected by crop losses and the destruction of farmland - their fields were submerged, crops swept away and some houses destroyed.


We help farmers lift themselves out of hunger and poverty with climate smart agricultural training. We help build sustainable communities and support in times of crisis. Deep Bed Farming produces resilient crops and soils. It captures rainfall and controls flow of water by ensuring percolation, making rivers flow less violently in the rains, and for longer during the dry seasons. The method captures and stores large amounts of water underground instead of allowing run off and soil erosion.

  • It has been a year of disaster, at first my crops dried up because of dry spell we had in November and December, I managed to source seeds which I replanted, but now experiencing flooding. All my crops have gone, it will be hard to feed my family because I have no other means of supporting my family

    — Catherine, smallholder farmer

  • My garden and crops have been washed away due to floods; I have nothing to depend on right now. If all it will be like this my family will suffer from hunger the whole year. Currently, we need support from the well-wishers to support us with some items and early maturity crops.

    — Effie, smallholder farmer

  • My house and crops have all gone and my family have rendered destitute because of the flooding. We have nothing to eat, wear or a place to sleep. We need support otherwise we are going to die of hunger, diseases such as cholera and with the existence of Covid-19 it makes matters worse

    — Donald, smallholder farmer