We run for Malawi is Liwiro la Malawi in Chichewa.
On March 22, 2014, Malawi Orphan Care Project will host a 5K Run/Walk in downtown Mansfield, Ohio.
Why Liwiro la Malawi?
The money raised from this 5K Run/Walk will help to improve the lives of orphans at the Kanyenyeva Orphan Care Ministry in Malawi, Africa.
Malawi is an extremely poor country of 15 million people. There are at least 1 million orphans in Malawi due primarily to HIV/AIDS and malaria. The physical growth of at least 50% of the children under the age of 5 has been stunted because of chronic malnutrition. It is estimated that 55% to 74% of its population live in extreme poverty. This is why Liwiro la Malawi (We run for Malawi).
This Christmas, consider giving the gift of a blanket in honor of a loved one. You can receive one card for each $15 donation for a blanket.
Please inform us of the number of cards you would like. Here are two ways to donate in honor of someone:
1) Write a check to: Malawi Orphan Care Project, Inc.
53 Park Ave. West
Mansfield, Ohio 44902.
Write a note along with your check stating that you would like to receive a card(s) telling your loved one(s) about the gift of a blanket given in their honor.
2) Click here to donate through paypal. Then write a note on our contact us page stating that you would like to receive a card(s) telling your loved one(s) about the gift of a blanket given in their honor.
We will send the card(s) to you for you to give to your loved one(s).
In January, 2013, a well was put in at the orphan project allowing the people from the area to have clean water which is close to their homes. Next, we want to help them have a clean way to carry and store this clean water. For a donation of $15, you can provide a water pack for a caretaker of an orphan.
More information will be coming soon about these water packs.
These are some of the children that will be helped with the money raised from the shoe drive.
We collected 6033.2 pounds of shoes!!! Those shoes helped us raise $2,413.28 to help the orphans in Malawi.
Zikomo kwambiri (Thank you very much) from these children for your shoe donations!!!!