Thrive in a nutshell



  • Thrive was founded in 2016 to model value-for-money remote working in international development.
  • Thrive was from its start an early promoter of thoughtful language to decolonise development.
  • From 2017 to 2020, we developed community forestry in 21 Malawian schools.
  • From 2019 to 2021, we helped Malawian rice-farmers’ association KASFA join the World Fair Trade Organisation.
  • Our 2021 video of women in Malawi affected by climate change won the Mitigation (video) category of the annual photography exhibition of Scotland’s International Development Alliance.
  • In 2021 we advised 5 Scottish Fair Trade organisations on optimising relations with their suppliers in Kenya, South Africa, Rwanda, Ecuador and Bangladesh. 
  • Thrive promotes women and girls; all our people are women.

Thrive directors live in Cameroon (Yaoundé), Malawi (Livingstonia) and Scotland (Lochaber, Glencoe and Edinburgh).

Thrive is a board member of Scotland’s International Development Alliance.