Families with special needs

According to UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund), one-fifth of Malawian households are looking after orphans or other vulnerable children and many of them are headed by girls, women and elderly women. The majority of families caring for these children lack the means to provide them with basic necessities, including a healthy diet, suitable housing and access to satisfactory education and healthcare services. Widespread poverty is stretching family and community safety nets beyond their capacity to cope.

Please click on the butterfly to visit the Wheelchairs for Children

page of our website, where you will find a detailed description of the

individual family support packages provided by ChildCare Malawi.

What you could do to help

A regular monthly donation of £14 would cover the average sponsorship required for a family, including three liaison visits each year.

Madalitso and Chifuniro with their grandmother.

Forget, Christabel and Christina with their mother.

Thokozani and Aubrey with their parents.

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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© Joyce Maunde.



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