Why World Vision is in Malawi

Malawi continues to recover from the effects of many tragedies in 2022. Disease, natural disasters, and high inflation have created great needs for vulnerable communities.

A cholera outbreak that began in February 2022 has infected over 56,000 people and claimed over 1,700 lives. In March 2023, Cyclone Freddy hit the country, killing more than 600 people, displacing over 500,000, and destroying infrastructure, roads, and property. In the northern region, farmers struggled to grow crops during a drought. The drought, along with high inflation, is contributing to hunger, which is expected to affect an estimated 2.8 million people in the country.

In response to the cholera outbreak, World Vision provided treatment materials and medical training. Through our water work, over 93,000 people gained access to basic water facilities. After Cyclone Freddy hit, World Vision supported 72,000 families with immediate relief as well as planning for long-term recovery. And we celebrate the health and nutrition services that have reached over 17,000 children under 5 as we work to end hunger in this region.

We never give up on people

World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.

Sponsor a child in Malawi ❯

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Prayer Requests from Malawi

World Vision's staff in Malawi are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:

  • For those in southern Malawi who have lost families and homes due to Cyclone Freddy.


  • For those who have been affected by the drought in northern Malawi, and for those who will experience hunger as a result.


News from Malawi

From the Field

Cholera: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

Cholera, caused by the Vibrio cholerae bacteria, is on the rise globally due to conflict, poverty, disasters, and lack of access to clean water and safely managed sanitation. Learn more about cholera and how to help people at risk.


How I learned to give out of my grief

One woman found joy in supporting World Vision’s work, but when her husband died unexpectedly, she found new meaning in giving a “widow’s offering.” As part of her grieving process, she raised funds to build a water source at a health clinic in Malawi through World Vision.