JOHANNESBURG(IRIN) - "Eish! Malawians are so used to handouts - it is hopeless!" remarked an aid worker, shaking his head. He is among those who endorse the common perception of Malawians with cap in hand. The government and some aid agencies are determined to banish this image by focusing on programmes to build resilience to shocks like food insecurity, droughts, floods and HIV/AIDS.