Child sponsorship is a way in which supporters can provide a regular monthly gift for a child at Open Arms, and it is this kind of reliable income that gives us the confidence to go beyond the day-to-day; to make decisions and plan for their future.
When the idea of a charity cycle ride in Malawi was first suggested there were all sorts of reasons for it to be a good idea. After all having a bike in Malawi is not a leisure choice but an absolute necessity.
Day four and we were off again, this time joined by Charlie who was staying with us for the rest of the trip causing much consternation amongst the group as many of us noticed his lack of padding either on his saddle or nether regions! It’s hard to say which of the next three days…
You could give someone a gift to Make a Child’s Christmas! We have a new card to deliver your Gifts that do Good. Tamala’s wonderful smile and story on the card speaks for the care, shelter and love given to every child at Open Arms Malawi.
Sitting down for a meal together is an activity that many families enjoy. The same is true in Malawi and one of the great things about the foster homes is that as the children grow up, they have this opportunity.
There are big bowls of the maize and soya porridge for the toddlers and small bowls for the babies over six months. Some of these are enriched with a peanut butter supplement or eggs for babies who need extra care.
Edmund has raised over £10,000 for the children of Open Arms by compiling and adjudicating his quizzes which are posted on our website every January. The subjects have been varied from ‘Food of Love’ to Science.
It has been a year of change at Open Arms with our new Director Charlie McCaulder, new Administrator Helen Hinde and new Matron Rex Mbewe starting in Malawi. We’re also delighted to welcome Jasmine Leitao to our UK team to join Judith Rudolf as a Fundraiser and Claire Collins who started as Fundraising Manager at the end of last year.