Source: U.S. Embassy, Lilongwe. Rendered Homeless.
More than 8 in 10 people in Malawi make a living in agriculture. Children here are just one drought or one especially bad rainy season away from going hungry. This country, located in southeastern Africa, is one of the poorest nations on the continent.
People in Malawi don’t lose heart, despite how shaky their lives are. Malawi is “The Warm Heart of Africa,” its people are the most friendly on the continent. They take great pride in the natural beauty of their land. From the Great Rift Valley that runs north to south to Lake Malawi that lies in the eastern portion of the country, Malawi has much to offer.
Because of the poverty, children in Malawi cannot expect to make it to their fifth birthdays. Those who do are very likely to live with a disease like HIV/AIDS or lose one or more of their parents to the disease. And there’s a good chance they’ll never go beyond primary school.
To learn more about how Feed the Children works in Malawi and other African countries, read our 2015 Africa Annual Report.