U.S. Funds Mzimba Oil Processing

U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Gonzales shakes hands with the recipientU.S. Embassy Supports Oil Processing Project in Mzimba

U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Michael Gonzales inaugurated the Zuwe Cooperative Society Oil press Project in Mpherembe on October 21, 2015. The Zuwe Agro-Processing Cooperative has purchased and installed a pressing machine and a puff making machine at Mpherembe trading center. Jointly, the oil press and the puff making machines have created over 24 jobs for community members. The project has also opened business opportunities to surrounding community members who order on wholesale and resell the products at retail in their respective communities. The project was made possible by a grant from the U.S. African Development Foundation through the U.S. Ambassador’s Self-Help Fund.