Where we work
Our annual report
Malawi is ranked 169th out of 191 in the Human Development Index. More than 71% of Malawians are living below the poverty line, of which an estimated 20% are living in extreme poverty. We work with the most vulnerable households in Malawi, supporting livelihoods, resilience to climate change, and promoting gender equality.
Over 80% of Malawians source their livelihoods from the land
Climatic shocks such as drought, flooding, and strong weather patterns are a regular occurrence in Malawi. In 2023, over 500 people were killed and 500,000 people displaced when Cyclone Freddy battered southern Malawi. About four million people — a fifth of Malawi’s population — were already facing food insecurity prior to Cyclone Freddy, but with close to 120 hectares of farmland being destroyed, many, many more will be in need of assistance. Climate shocks also lead to failed harvests, resulting in reduced income and inability to feed families for pastoralists.
We launched one of the first Covid-19 response programmes in a highly dense suburb of Lilongwe, which reached over 36,000 people through critical WASH supplies and sensitisation on Covid-19 prevention measures and protection issues. We also trained over 100 key health workers on prevention practices while ensuring they are equipped with PPE.
Food and nutrition
How we're helping Malawi
We are working hard to combat suffering and build resilience in Malawi. We are doing this by establishing programmes which will combat gender inequality, climate change and help improve livelihoods.
Latest from Malawi
Home gardens, hygiene and building business: Tackling poverty through the graduation approach
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