Project #269 | Empowering Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Malawi
Our Partnership with Zoe Empowers
Malawi is one of the most economically challenged countries in the world, with 50.7% of the population living below the poverty line and 25% living in extreme poverty. In Doya District, these numbers are event higher. Large scale flooding in 2015 followed by a major drought in 2016 compounded food insecurity. As a result, 37% of children under age five experience growth stunting due to malnutrition. Children who are trapped in a cycle of poverty are unable to meet their basic needs for food, shelter, education, health, income generation, and safety.
We’re partnering with Zoe Empowers to support 600 Malawian orphans and vulnerable children. This is the second year of a 3-year comprehensive, youth led program that empowers vulnerable children to pull themselves permanently out of extreme poverty with a 95% rate of success. This year the children are receiving training and resources that grew their self-sufficiency in 8 key areas.
YOUTH WILL GAIN VOCATIONAL SKILLS
KITCHEN GARDENS WILL BE CREATED
YOUTH AND YOUNGER SIBLINGS WILL BE IMPACTED
Thank you for making this possible!
Our movement is grassroots, to us that not only means the work on the ground is led by local leaders with the support of the community, but it also means that we raise the funds for our projects through everyday donors just like you. In addition to all the donors that gave $25, $100, or $250 and the campaigners that ran a race or donated their birthday to raise funds, we also want to thank our generous business, school, and faith sponsors who believed in our work and joined the movement.
If you want to support future projects like this you can make a donation to our jobs and skills fund.