Help families in Malawi prosper
In Malawi, climate change is threatening the livelihoods of millions of families, leaving many at risk of hunger.
Over 80% of Malawians earn their livelihoods from the land. They are vulnerable to the impact of climate change, including flooding, droughts and natural disasters. Without enough food or income, families may go hungry, putting their children at risk of becoming malnourished.
We are working with the most vulnerable households, to help them adapt to the changing climate and enable their livelihoods to thrive. Your support can help more people find opportunities to build sustainable livelihoods, so they can build brighter, healthier futures for their families.
Will you support our work to help people in Malawi stay healthy and prosper?
£35 could help people in Malawi access training to start a small business and provide for their family
Oliver and her husband James grow corn in Vikiwa Village in Phalombe, Malawi. In 2021, after attending farming training sessions organised by Concern, they increased their yield from 10 bags of corn to 108.
The results are almost unbelievable. With this amount of corn, their family will no longer go hungry – and they have plenty left over to sell. Oliver plans to reinvest the profits into their farm and buy some goats, whose manure will help them grow even more crops.
In 2020, we provided more than 124,000 people in Malawi, including Oliver and James, with training in environmentally-friendly and climate-resilient agricultural techniques.
We also helped 858 households to tackle hunger and poverty by offering them business skills training and support to start their own businesses. They’re now making a sustainable income for their families by selling products, including home-grown vegetables and hand-made soap, in the local markets.