Fund Raising

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

If you don’t live in Ohio and would like to support this 5k, you can donate through


Manna for Malawi 2016

Manna for M Poster Year 2


Immanuel Lutheran Church (ILC) in Crosby, MN will host Manna for Malawi on Sunday, June 26.

Stop by to enjoy great food and music. The Lamont Cranston Band and Fearless Moral Inventory will be performing.

There will be a silent auction including a new queen size bed package, weekend stays at resorts, quilts, crafts, and more.

Special wines and wine glasses have been made just for this event!

T-shirts will be available, too.

If you plan to be in the Deerwood, MN area on June 26, stop by and enjoy the music, the food, and the fun time! Manna for Malawi will be held at the Woodtick Inn from 4 – 8 pm.

If you cannot join in the fun but want more information, contact Pastor Paul Mattson at

All of the proceed from this event will go directly to the feeding program at the orphan project.

25 to Stay Alive



In our first mission trip in 2009, KOCM was feeding about 150 orphans a lunch of nsima (corn flour and water) and vegetables, twice each week. With the generous support of all of our MOCP members, they are now feeding over 500 orphans, FOUR times per week.

Malawi experienced heavy flooding early this year which had disastrous effects on this season’s crops. Pastor Andy Jones reported that Malawi’s crop yield decreased by 70% this year. The entire country is feeling the effects of the floods, and as a result, food is becoming scarce and much more expensive. We are planning to raise 25,000 additional dollars to help the people of Kanyenyeva survive during this “Hungry Season” beginning in November, when their food supplies start running out.

The additional funds will help KOCM expand their lunch feedings to SIX days per week, plus the funds will provide needed corn maize for the caregivers and their families during the coming months. For some orphans, this lunch program is the only meal they receive each day. Your generous donations will go a long way in preventing our brothers and sisters in Malawi from possible starvation.

We have about $10,000 left to reach our goal of $25,000!! Your generous donations can be mailed directly to Malawi Orphan Care Project. Please indicate “MOCP –25 to Stay Alive” on your check. Or you may make donations by credit card or PayPal.

Malawi 25 to Stay Alive Maize  (Click link to download and print pdf flyer to pass along to others.)

Zikomo kwambiri ndi Mulungu akudanitsen (Thank you very much and God Bless You).


Ken Ekegren, President

Malawi Orphan Care Project, Inc.



Remember the orphans, too.



This Christmas, consider giving the gift of a blanket or food in honor of a loved one. You can receive one card for each $15 donation for a blanket and for each $10 donation for food.

Please inform us of the number and type 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 or food 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 or food given in their honor.

We will send the card(s) to you for you to give to your loved one(s).gift of food