Raising Malawi, Inc. is a registered 501 c3 non-profit organization
Many of the photos of Malawi used courtesy of Kristen Ashburn.
+1,000,000 adults and children are living with HIV.
1% of the population receives a college education.
The average life expectancy has dropped to 36 years old.
Over 200 people die of AIDS each day in Malawi.
Just $20 can supply 1 infant with formula for 1 month.
The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) is pleased to announce a number of initiatives that build on Elizabeth Taylor’s legacy and passionate commitment to raise awareness and find a cure for HIV/AIDS. In Malawi, ETAF has partnered with Madonna’s charitable organization Raising Malawi to bring the HIV/AIDS prevention and testing program Grassroot Soccer (GRS) into the communities where Raising Malawi recently built ten schools. The program will also include Raising Malawi’s partners in the Mulanje region, one of the highest HIV infection areas in the country.
More than 90 girls at Home of Hope orphanage attended a training in September about female reproductive health. The training was organized by Raising Malawi and led by Peace Corps Volunteers. The girls learned about several important topics, including reproductive health, self-confidence, HIV/AIDS, and gender-based violence. By the end of the training, many of the girls’ opinions had changed as they learned the best ways to take care of their health and well-being.
Raising Malawi is pleased to announce the launch of a scholarship program for students to attend vocational school in Malawi. The program will launch this fall with scholarships for six outstanding students from Home of Hope Children's Home. Click to read more and see photos of the students.