You can put a smile on Malawian children faces. Help us build some houses for the Malawian rural communities. Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world.
In August 2020, together with a team of volunteers from Romania, I am going to Malawi to build new homes for some families and to give them a chance for a better life.
Every gift helps a family buid a foundation. With your financial support, families can build strenght, stability and independence, by building a safe and secure place to call home.
In Malawi, poverty is prevalent and about four out of five families live in substandard homes with little hope of ever being able to afford a decent house. A typical village hut is built of mud bricks with a dirt floor and grass-thatched roof, which requires frequent repairs. These conditions put the families at high risk of all kinds of diseases with leaky roofs making the house damp and mud floors attracting insects. There are about 1.5 million orphans and vulnerable children in Malawi out of a population of 18.57 million and approximately 21,000 new units are needed every year for the next 10 years to meet housing demand – this far exceeds supply. Malawi has a high rural to urban migration – 5.3 percent per annum, one of the highest in Africa. People are migrating to urban areas to look for economic opportunities. This trend has led to the rapid increase of slums in the cities. 76 percent of the population in Lilongwe, the capital city, lives in slums and with an average of five people per household and an average of six families per latrine.