SVP Twinning West Region

The West Region (Galway, Mayo and Roscommon) is twinned with MALAWI. Together they have formed a close spiritual connection offering friendship and support to one another.

The projects operated by the SVP West Region in Malawi have the primary goal of alleviating poverty and aiding people to become self-sufficient.


SVP Twinning West Region Brochure

SVP Twinning West Region Agriculture

Agricultural Project

The SVP in Malawi use funding from Twinning to purchase fertiliser and sow maize to feed hungry families in their parishes.

The families work in the fields and support themselves with the harvest.

Bakery and Garden Projects

The SVP West Region Twinning Group funds a Conference in Malawi to establish and run a small bakery, which provides fresh bread daily for the entire village of Chilumba.

Profits from the bakery support those in greatest need within the community. Additionally, funding is used to establish a market garden, a pig farm, and a poultry farm in other villages.

These SVP projects aim to support sustainable living in the community.


SVP Twinning West Region EducationFlood Relief

In 2015, heavy rains in Malawi caused massive flooding that displaced over 336,000 people.

The floods destroyed homes, ravaged farmlands, and compromised vital services like clean water and sanitation.

In support of SVP Twinning in the West, Local SVP Conferences provided funding to assist with food, medical supplies, and temporary accommodation for those affected.

Download our Brochure

For further information:
Twinning Officer
West Region
Society of St Vincent de Paul
Ozanam House, Augustine Street, Galway
Tel: 091 563 233 Fax: 091 567 591

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