Malawi is known as “The Warm Heart of Africa” because of the kindness of its people. This landlocked nation in East Africa is home to Lake Malawi, and it lies along the Great Rift Valley. Malawians often face significant hardship. Most families in Malawi rely on agriculture for their income, and HIV/AIDS continues to devastate the population which causes many children to lose their parents and siblings.
However, the nation is continuing to show signs of improvement. Throughout the last few decades, childhood mortality has decreased and children live longer with more opportunities to succeed in life. Malawians are resilient and through a holistic, community-based approach, we are helping families improve their future. To learn more about how Feed the Children works in Malawi and in other African countries, read our 2015 Africa Annual Report.
In partnership with USAID and other key partners, our work in Malawi specifically helps provide young children, adolescent girls, and mothers with the tools they need to improve their nutritional status – particularly through our community-based childcare centers. You can find information on our alliance with USAID and other corporate partners here.