PRACTICAL ASSISTANCE FOR DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN IN MALAWI AND THEIR FAMILIES

Wheelchairs for children

Children's clothes

Special needs

Cooking stoves

Solar lights

Wedding dresses

Disabled children in Malawi have to be carried, usually by their mothers, which is humiliating for the children

and both exhausting and time-

consuming for their mothers.

The provision of properly fitted

wheelchairs can transform these children’s lives by giving them independence and the opportunity to develop their full potential. With support from their friends, many will gain access to an education.

If you have a white wedding dress or a dress purchased for another special occasion that you will never wear again and would like it to be given a new lease of life, please consider donating it to Joyce. She is establishing a small business

hiring out wedding dresses,

bridal jewellery and shoes,

veils, tiaras, clutch bags and bridesmaid dresses at affordable rates to brides in Malawi.

Good quality nearly new children’s clothes donated in the UK are very much appreciated in Malawi, where

they are given to families

struggling to make ends meet.

Handmade by women in Malawi, chitetezo mbaulas are clay-fired,

portable cooking stoves that require significantly less firewood than the traditional three-stone fires.

Brighter, cheaper and safer than candles and kerosene lamps, these portable lights are invaluable in Malawi, where less than 10% of the population has access to electricity.

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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Picture credits

All images are copyright of
their owners and must not be used for any reason without prior written authorisation.

Top right: © Jimmy Banda.

Centre right: Patrick Bentley/SolarAid.

All other photos on this page:

© Joyce Maunde.

 

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While distributing children’s clothes, Joyce has identified a number of families with special needs, such as this one (right) with blind parents. As explained in the UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) report entitled From exclusion to inclusion, “Disabled parents are often unable to provide for their household because their disability prevents them working or because employers discriminate against them. Low levels of education among persons with disabilities also reduce their opportunities of employment.” Orphans living with elderly grandparents struggling to support them and children with HIV are also extremely vulnerable.