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The need in Malawi:

  • 80% of families live in poor conditions

  • Over 1.5 million children are orphaned

  • Over 76% of the capital city Lilongwe live in slums

In Malawi, 4 out of 5 families live in poorly built homes made of mud bricks, dirt floors and grass thatched roofs. Homes constantly need repair and families are at high risk of disease.

The poorest are worst affected, including the 1.5 million children who are orphaned or vulnerable, largely as a result of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

For thirty years, Habitat has been one of the few organisations in Malawi dedicated to improving the living conditions of families in need.

Funds raised in Northern Ireland support Habitat Malawi’s work with orphaned and vulnerable children and their families, most recently supporting Habitat Malawi’s emergency COVID response. Funds have also been committed, including an allocation of £5,000 from The Bishop’s Appeal, to support Habitat Malawi’s WASH programme which is providing water and sanitation in schools; critical to keeping families and the wider community safe.

Watch this video to learn more how Habitat is supporting the most vulnerable communities in Malawi:

Support from Ireland changes lives:

"My wish is that in the future, everyone in this community will have a nice house like mine." - Bertha, Habitat homeowner

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