HOME OF HOPE
Established in 1992 by Reverend Chipeta, who himself was orphaned at the age of 14, Home of Hope is an orphan care that supports 600 orphans from all over Malawi at their center in Mchinji. The center consists of an orphanage, a school that serves children from pre-school through secondary school, a farm, and a medical clinic. Raising Malawi has been providing financial support to Home of Hope since 2007, including support for its malaria program - Malaria is responsible for 40% of hospitalizations of children under five years old - the clinical officer, and general operations.
I AM BECAUSE WE ARE
Released in 2008, written by Madonna and directed by Nathan Rissman, the film I Am Because We Are looked into the lives of Malawi's 1 million orphans in the wake of the AIDS pandemic. The film offers hope and real solutions to the challenges that people face living in extreme poverty in Malawi. Now, Raising Malawi continues its support of the individuals featured in the film and regularly visits the children and their families. Raising Malawi provides educational and medical support to these children, which is helping them live healthier lives and perform better in school.