If you have never heard of Nali, you have probably not spent much time in Malawi. Nali is a very popular brand of locally made chilli sauce. It is used far and wide as a flavouring on almost every meal.
Now, in a quirk of circumstances, Nali has brought benefits to RPC.
Some years back, Nali took the fancy of an intrepid young visitor to Malawi, Russell Hunter, who on his return to Australia decided to import the product and test it on the Australian market. It took literally years of dogged persistence but he finally succeeded in getting the requisite documentation, overcoming obstacles and inertia, and marketing Nali in Australia. It is available to the world via his on-line store. At this point in time, this is the only way, aside from visiting Malawi, to get Nali sauces anywhere in the world.
In 2009, while in Malawi, Russell had done some voluntary work with SSLLP and was thus well aware of the later development of the Rural Poultry Centre. Now, Russell has decided that some of the proceeds of his sales of Nali in Australia should be returned to Malawi as a gesture of support. And he has kindly chosen as the first recipient of that support the Rural Poultry Centre in Malawi.
We at RPC are of course delighted with and grateful for this gesture. It will help a us with our program of work and it will help to highlight the value of our efforts in the rural poultry sector in Malawi. We wish nalisauce.com the best of luck in their marketing venture.
Pat Boland, 23 October 2013.