Malawi Union for the Informal Sector (MUFIS)

The Malawi Union for the Informal Sector (MUFIS) first began in 2000, and was officially registered in 2004. As of 2012, MUFIS has approximately 14550 members, who work in the following informal sectors: home-based workers, street vendors, waste pickers, construction workers, domestic workers and small-scale tea farmers.

MUFIS is the national affiliate of StreetNet International in Malawi. It is also a partner of War on Want and an affiliate of the national labour centre of Malawi Congress of Trade Unions (MCTU) and WIEGO. The Union’s vision is to assist, represent and educate its members to improve their businesses, and its objectives are to protect the rights and interests of members, encourage full participation by members in the union, promote legislation that is in members' interests, and to affiliate with both local and international organizations that have similar objectives to MUFIS.

Contact: Mwanda Chiwambala, General Secretary

Phone: +265 (0) 999 329 366



Malawi Union for Informal Sector
Amarsi Adhovji Plaza, 1st Floor, Haile Salassie Road, Opposite Nandos
P.O.Box 2618
Blantyre, Malawi