Project Gowelo


Individual traditional homes for orphans.

A gowelo is a one or two room brick house, that, in keeping with Malawian tradition, is built next to or near the parental home once the child reaches puberty. Unfortunately, once children who grow up in an orphanage reach puberty, they often cannot be cared for by relatives and loose contact with them. 

CFM, with support of local chiefs, builds more than 95 gowelos, so that Chiuta orphans would be able to have a permanent place to live in their own communities, and would not end up on the streets of the nearby towns once they leave the orphanage.