PRACTICAL ASSISTANCE FOR DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN IN MALAWI AND THEIR FAMILIES

Children's clothes

According to the UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) country overview for Malawi, “Over 70 per cent of the population live below the income poverty line and approximately 63 per cent of children live in poverty. Child marriage remains high with 46.7 per cent of girls married before the age of 18 and Malawi's pre-term birth rate is the highest in the world, at 13 per cent.”

As described by the Rural Poverty Portal, “The recurrence of shocks

frustrates attempts to escape rural poverty. The most common shocks are weather-related, such as crop failures and increases in the price of food. Illness or injury are also very common, as are shocks associated with the death of family members, heightened by the HIV/AIDS epidemic, which has affected 11.9 percent of the population … As a result, poor households have to adopt costly coping strategies such as selling assets, withdrawing children from school and reducing food consumption.”

Poverty inevitably hits children the hardest, particularly when a family’s ability to engage in productive activities is undermined.

Good quality nearly new children’s clothes suitable for a warm climate, picture and reference books for primary school age groups and educational toys and games donated in the UK are all gratefully received in Malawi.

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Charitable status

ChildCare Malawi is unable to register with the Charity Commission because our annual income is less than £5,000. However, we are registered as
a Small Charity with HMRC, which entitles us to claim Gift Aid on eligible donations.

 

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