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.
HIV and AIDS education for young people is a critical part of global efforts to end the AIDS epidemic. Educating young people empowers them to protect themselves and also helps reduce stigma and discrimination around the issue.
The vocational students that Raising Malawi is supporting are in their final semester! We are so proud of their progress and the skills they have learned through their apprenticeships.
The Raising Malawi team completed a week-long trip to Malawi this March. On the agenda: moving forward with Malawi’s first pediatric surgery and intensive care unit. Earlier this year, Raising Malawi selected an architect and completed the building designs, so during this trip we met with the Ministry of Health to sign a formal memorandum of understanding and selected a construction firm. Raising Malawi is thrilled to break ground on construction of the pediatric surgery unit next month (stay tuned for updates on construction progress)!