Child labour and the impact of financial services on smallholder tea households in Malawi

The report highlights poverty and socio-economic insecurity as the major causes of child labour in farming households, particularly in tea-growing households in Malawi. The report analyses the current financial landscape of Malawi, identifying financial providers offering services to farming households, and determines the opportunities and challenges of financial inclusion for farming households and their usage of different financial products.

The report is a result of field research in a collaboration between the ILO and Wageningen University, Netherlands. It was prepared by Sanne Beukers and supervised by Han van Dijk (Wageningen University and Research Centre) and Birgit de Vos (Wageningen Economic Research). This report was technically reviewed and approved by Edgar Aguilar Paucar (ILO Abidjan Office).