Malawi: Chikwina-Mpamba

Chikwina-Mpamba's Community News

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families. These are a few of the areas we focused on in the past year: 2017

Child Protection and Care

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared for by their families, and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.

  • More children have the tools they need to succeed. World Vision provided 375 bicycles to students who had to travel long distances to school, decreasing school absences.
  • Children are more protected in their community. Training equipped 63 Sunday school teachers and 45 village leaders to prevent child labor and early marriages.

Healthy Children and Families

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.

  • Boys and girls are better protected from illness. As a result of a health campaign, 810 mothers visit clinics and learn about nutrition, hygiene and sanitation. Diarrhea cases have dropped from 311 to 101.
  • More babies enjoy good nutrition. This year, 1,098 more mothers are choosing to breastfeed their infants.
  • Children are better protected from hygiene-related diseases. Cases of diarrhea have reduced after 1,636 people can access safe sanitation.

Education for Better Lives

Children have opportunities to learn and to develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future, and families and communities support children's education.

  • More children are learning to read. In each village, reading camps are teaching at least 84 students each to read and write.
  • Girls and boys can learn in better-equipped schools. Children are motivated to stay in school and pay attention now that 5 schools received 300 desks for students to sit and learn.

Love of God and Neighbors

Children and families are growing spiritually, local churches are strengthened to demonstrate Christ's love in practical ways, and people are living at peace with their neighbors.

  • Girls and boys are developing their spirituality. Through a spiritual nurture program, 60 children learned about God's love and caring for one another.

Because World Vision believes in a holistic community development approach, the statements and numbers above, recorded at a point in time, reflect not only our aspirational goals for these communities but are based on all children within the community that benefitted from the specific activity that's identified. Together, in partnership with you, we will work to make these goals a reality.


current conditions

To protect the privacy of children, this map shows only the general area of the community, not the exact location.

The needs in Chikwina-Mpamba, Malawi

The drought spreading through much of Africa has caused severe food shortages in Malawi since 2016. Destructive foresting practices are also worsening the drought conditions—as the soil absorbs water less effectively, farming becomes more difficult. Because Malawi uses hydro-powered electricity, the drought also caused blackouts and power shortages. With no power, small-scale businesses often had to shut down, and dairy farmers in particular were affected, since they couldn’t refrigerate their products. These factors didn’t help the chronic malnourishment and lack of food that stunt a third of Malawian children’s growth. Your support is helping us provide short- and long-term emergency assistance to the families hit hardest by the drought’s effects. Working with partnerships, we brought emergency resources of food and water to those most in need, so families and communities can get back on the path to flourishing. Your support also means our work is transforming education and health for children in vulnerable communities. As we’re improving water and education together, kids are given tools to fulfill their God-given potential.

Life cycle of a sponsorship community

World Vision has been in this community for 17 years.
Chikwina-Mpamba, Malawi is in Phase 3

PHASE 1: Years 1-3

  • Listen to desires and concerns of community leaders
  • Partnership with community begins
  • Outline needs and resources
  • Child sponsorship begins

PHASE 2: Years 4-9

  • Community members equipped and empowered to bring change to their own lives
  • Children benefit from life-changing projects
  • Community embraces project ownership

PHASE 3: Years 10-close

  • Years of hard work continues to transform lives
  • Community self-sufficiency grows
  • A sustainable plan for the future is determined
  • World Vision leaves

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