Likuni Phala factory produces Likuni Phala (fortified soya enriched flour). The unit is a non-profit making organization set up to reduce the incidence of malnutrition among vulnerable groups at household level. Mulanje Mission Likuni Phala Production Unit (LPPU) was set up by Mulanje Mission Hospital with technical and financial support from the Royal Tropical Institute of the Netherlands, Ministry of Health (Malawi) and World Food Programme (WFP).
Five years ago the unit was handed over to the development arm of Blantyre CCAP synod for administrative and technical support. At present due to financial difficulties the unit is operating below its maximum capacity. Mulanje Mission Hospital has interest in the LPPU because of the several feeding programmes carried out through the Primary Health Care department and the Nutrition Rehabilitation Unit. There is high demand for Likuni Phala but currently the unit cannot meet the demand. Due to LPPU’s strategic importance Mulanje Mission Hospital in liaison with Blantyre Synod Health and Development Commission (BSHDC) and would like to boost production capacity at the unit to meet the ever-increasing demand for Likuni Phala.