All children deserve the chance at a life worth living.
Many children in Malawi live a hard life. A life without the guarantee of a daily meal. A life lived on the streets, without parents to hold their hand. A life without medical care, without education. A life for which they have to grow up far too quickly.
The Children’s Fund of Malawi aims to provide those children with the chance to live a
different life. The chance to eat at least one meal a day. The chance to feel safe, to have a home and to be self-reliant. A better life. A life worth living.
We are currently working hard to get our biggest project up and running: Green Malata Entrepreneurial Village. We have completed phase one: construction and initial operation. We have built a tea-room, workshops, an info centre, a library, and a bakery.
And yes, it’s working. To date, we have trained more than 250 young people. We have started cultivating land, launched various self-reliance initiatives, and 10% of our yearly budget is covered by self-generated income.
One of the most effective ways for women to become more independent is to get, and more importantly complete, their education. A re-useable sanitary pad can determine if a girl stays in school, if a woman keeps her job or if she manages to grow enough food to feed herself and her family. They are cheaper to buy and to produce, you can wash them, and they last for many months. A simple solution that has proven to have an enormously positive impact on the lives of Malawian girls and women.