managed by A. Sitolo
The Phalombe Islamic Network (PINET), formerly Phalombe Islamic Community Based Organization (PICBO) of the Phalombe Islamic Community, is a development arm of Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM). It was established and registered in 1989 in response to a request from the Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) and the Government of Malawi. This was primarily to provide assistance to Mozambique refugees who were in Malawi then.
In the course of assisting the refugees, it was realized that the Malawians who were hosting the refugees were as deserving of assistance as the refugees. Therefore, after the repatriation of the refugees, PINET continued working with these communities. Hence, over the years, PINET has been working with vulnerable groups in areas that are marginalized and prone to disaster in trying to reduce suffering to those people affected.
The vision of Phalombe Islamic Network is to see People of Malawi empowered to exercise their rights and responsibilities in di