4th Annual Liwiro la Malawi

The fourth annual Liwiro la Malawi is on Saturday, April 1 in downtown Mansfield, Ohio.

Join us for a family friendly 5K Run/Walk in downtown Mansfield, Ohio. Awards are presented to the top 2 male and female runners and to the top two male and female participants in each age category. The age categories are 10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & over.

All of the awards come from Malawi! The necklaces and lanyards for the age award medals are made by widows and caretakers at the orphan project who started a business to make bracelets and expanded to include necklaces and lanyards. The medals are made by an artisan who lives near the orphan project.

 

 

 

 

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).

 

For more information about this 5k go to http://ohioraceday.com/races/malawi-5k/

If you don’t live in Ohio and would like to support this 5k, you can donate through http://ohioraceday.com/races/malawi-5k/

 

Christmas Celebration 2016

Zikomo kwambiri to Immanuel Lutheran Church in Crosby, MN!!!!!

The orphans were able to celebrate Christmas with a Bible teaching and a special meal.

Thank you so much to Immanuel Lutheran Church in Crosby, MN for sponsoring the Christmas meal for the orphan project again in 2016!!! Over 800 children and adults were fed beef, rice, and cabbage for this special meal.

Mr. Harold Chiudza, the Kanyenyeva Ministries board treasurer, taught the children the Christmas Story, Jesus is Born!

The high school students helped to serve the meal, then had a chance to eat, too.

The children were given special treats.

They were able to take some food home, too!

To see more pictures of this special Christmas celebration, please click here.

Thank you again Immanuel Lutheran Church in Crosby, MN. The community of Kanyenyeva truly appreciates your generosity!!

Thank you Lebanon Lutheran School!!!!

First Quarter Offering to benefit the feeding program at the orphan project!!!

A huge thank you to the students at Lebanon Lutheran School in Lebanon, Wisconsin. The have collected $1,159 from their offering from their weekly chapel service and have chosen to donate it to Malawi Orphan Care Project to provide food and general support for the children at the orphan project.

Malawi is entering their ‘hungry season’. The ‘hungry season’ is a time when the food from the last harvest is gone and the next harvest is still months away (in April, 2017). During the coming months the orphan project will be increasing the number of days that they feed the children to six (from four) and the number of children fed will increase, too. Currently they regularly feed over 600 children. They plan to feed over 800 children and possibly many more than that!!

Thank you Lebanon Lutheran School!!!!

Annual Shoe Drive

dscn6966Malawi Orphan Care Project is hosting its annual shoe drive.

From October 23 to November 6 we will be collecting new and gently used footwear in the Mansfield, Ohio area. The money raised from the footwear donated will be used for the feeding program. Every 5 pairs of shoes donated will feed 4 children one meal.

If you are interested in hosting a shoe drive to help with the feeding program contact us at info@malawiorphancareproject.org and we’ll help get a shoe drive organized in your area.

There are already collection boxes in Butler & Bellville Post Offices and Stoodts Market through October.

Other collection boxes will be at the following locations from October 23 – November 6:

Crowes Shoes 56 N. Main Street, Mansfield
First English Lutheran Church 53 Park Ave. West, Mansfield
Lexington Church of the Cross 236 Otterbein Drive, Lexington
Lexington Child Development Center 236 Otterbein Drive, Lexington
Mansfield High School 124 N Linden Rd, Mansfield
St. Mary’s Catholic School 1630 Ashland Road, Mansfield, OH.
Northmor High School in the band room 7819 State Route 19, Galion
St. Paul Lutheran Church 48 Church St, Bellville
Winchester Terrace 70 Winchester Rd, Mansfield
Wedgewood Estates 600 Trimble Road, Mansfield
Elmcroft of Ontario 2010 Walker Lake Rd., Ontario