Over 40% of Malawians, the majority being female-headed households, live below the poverty line. Agriculture is central to the economy, but land distribution is unequal and crops are highly vulnerable to frequent droughts. Poor education and limited vocational training programs mean there are few opportunities for Malawians to improve their situations.

Malawians deal with hunger and malnutrition on a daily basis. According to USAID 45% of the country’s children underage five are stunted due to the lack of adequate nutrition.

Compounding the problem, many people live far from health care services and lack the transportation and money to access adequate care.


Raising Malawi is engaged in creating self-sustaining communities throughout the country by working with community-based partners and other non-governmental organizations. By supporting their efforts, we can continue to:


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