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ABOUT US


Raising Malawi supports orphans and vulnerable children in Malawi through health, education and community support

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ABOUT US


Raising Malawi supports orphans and vulnerable children in Malawi through health, education and community support

MADONNA

When I discovered that there were over a million children orphaned by AIDS, living in one of the poorest countries in Africa, I felt an overwhelming sense of responsibility to get involved and do what I could to help bring awareness to the situation.

Madonna and President of Malawi, Peter Mutharika. November 2014.

In 2006, Madonna established Raising Malawi with the goal of improving children's lives in Malawi. Filmed by Nathan Rissman, I AM BECAUSE WE ARE profiles eight Malawian orphans and interviews world figures -- including former President Bill Clinton and the Rev. Dr. Desmond Tutu -- who are leading ongoing relief efforts in the country.

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Madonna and Dr. Eric Borgstein, Chief of Pediatric Surgery at Queen Elizabeth Hospital. November 2014


ABOUT MALAWI

There is a great deal of hardship in Malawi, but I also see great opportunity, resilience, and joy—even in the face of extreme poverty.
— Madonna

Malawi is a tiny landlocked nation situated between Zambia, Tanzania and Mozambique in central sub-Saharan Africa. One of the most densely populated countries on the continent, it is home to over 16 million people whose primary vocation is subsistence agriculture.

Having endured years of colonial rule, Malawi has enjoyed a relatively stable government since achieving independence from the United Kingdom in 1964. The capital city, Lilongwe, is second in population only to Blantyre.

Malawi is known as the “Warm Heart of Africa” for its people’s generous spirit and warm hospitality. Malawians have a rich and vibrant culture. Their love of music is passed down in song and dance from generation to generation. Visiting westerners never fail to remark on the kindness and resiliency exhibited by Malawians, even in the face of their greatest adversity.

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Our Impact


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Our Impact


health

  • Constructing and operation Malawi's first pediatric surgery and intensive care unit
  • Hundreds of children are receiving life-saving surgeries annually. Raising Malawi has also sponsored training for additional pediatric surgeons  
  • Children and caregivers living with HIV/AIDS, malaria, or other diseases are receiving life-saving treatments and care
  • Hundreds of children are receiving the tools they need to prevent malaria (bed nets, lemongrass plants)

poverty

  • 700+ orphans supported through comprehensive health, vocational and HIV awareness programs each year
  • Several community-based organizations have increased their ability to respond to the needs of orphans and vulnerable children
  • Children are benefiting from the construction of community-based child care centers
  • Orphaned children have been enrolled in rural and urban community-based child care centers

education

  • 5,600+ children benefit from the primary and secondary schools Raising Malawi constructed in 2013
  • More girls are completing their secondary education due to scholarships Raising Malawi provided
  • Children receive primary education support, including academic scholarships, school uniforms, and learning materials
  • 700+ orphans are supported through comprehensive health, vocational and HIV awareness programs each year

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