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Liwiro la Malawi 5K Run/Walk 2018

The 5th Annual Liwiro la Malawi will be on Saturday, April 21. The 5k Run/Walk starts and ends on the square in downtown Mansfield, Ohio. Registration is at  8:00a.m. – 8:50a.m at 23 North Main Street (All Believers in Christ Church). The 5k starts at 9:00 a.m.

 

All of the awards come from Malawi. Overall top 2 males and females receive a trophy and the top 2 males and females from each age group receive a medal.

The age groups are 10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & over.

The registration fee is $20.00 if received by April 7th 0r $25 after April 7th. T-Shirts & Goodie Bags guaranteed to those who pre-register by April 7th.

Go to http://ohioraceday.com/races/malawi-5k/
to register and for more information.

 

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).

Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction


On Saturday, March 3, Malawi Orphan Care Project is hosting a spaghetti dinner and silent auction to raise funding for a team from the Mansfield area that will be going to Malawi to volunteer with orphans and their caregivers in June 2018.

The team consists of adults and high school students from Ohio. When in Malawi the team will visit widows and help them wherever needed, share time with the orphans, assist in preparing meals for the orphans, and teach Bible lessons among other things.

The spaghetti dinner and silent auction is Saturday, March 3 at Ontario Christian Fellowship, 636 S. Lexington – Springmill Road from 5:30 pm. – 7:30 pm.

Items for auction include Cleveland Indians tickets, tickets to the Columbus zoo, a pass to Snow Trails, Open Air Safari Pass to the Wilds, theme baskets, gift cards to local businesses, and much more.

Tickets are $5.00 If you live in the Mansfield, Ohio, area contact us at 419-512-9710 for tickets.

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/

 

Food Scarcity in Malawi

eggThis is a typical meal in Malawi. The largest part of the meal is nsima which is made with corn meal and water. It has no nutritional value but it does help a person feel full. In a typical year there is enough food to last through most of the year and into the next growing season. The end of the growing season is called the hungry season because their food from the last harvest does not last until the next harvest.

This past growing season (2015 – 16) the hungry season started early. It started at the beginning of the growing season, around November, because in the 2014- 15 growing season the country of Malawi’s harvest was decreased by 35% due to lack of rains in some areas and floods in other areas.

The coming hungry season is anticipated to start even earlier. They expect the hungry season to start before the growing season starts. The latest harvest was 15% less than the previously smaller harvest.

DSC_0211This is a grim reality for millions of people in Malawi and elsewhere in Africa. From the beginning of the last growing season, around November, 2015, the orphan project doubled the number of children it feeds to around 800 children.

There is going to be a huge need for more food for the people of Malawi starting in the fall of 2016. Please consider donating now so we can be prepared when the hungry season starts. Please help keep the people of Malawi alive.

For more information read this article in the Guardian.com.