Nsima, made from ground maize, is the staple food of Malawians. Formerly, the people of Dzuwa (particularly the women) had to walk seven kilometers to a maize mill in Santhe with bags of corn on their heads to get their corn ground into flour. The construction of a maize mills in Dzuwa not only gives them nearby access to the machinery to grind corn, but it also provides them a source of income as they sell use of their mill to people in nearby villages.