Malawi

Why World Vision is in 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.

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 ❯

Malawi Education
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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:

  • Children's protection from cholera.

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  • Children's protection from hunger, made worse by the drought and recent pest infestations.

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News from Malawi

Voices

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.