“Malawi’s economy loses nearly US$600 million (10.3% of GDP) annually due to the effects of child undernutrition” ~ World Food Programme, May 2015
Feeding an orphaned baby costs more than most Malawian families earn. And sadly many die from malnutrition. At Open Arms, we feed and care for orphaned babies until they are healthy enough to return home. You can help!
Make a MEAL of it!
Throughout November, we would like to invite you to host a meal for friends or family in aid of Open Arms Malawi.
Simply invite people to your event, collect a small donation (the cost of a takeaway or a meal out) and donate the proceeds. Complete the form below to register your interest and we’ll send you some information.
All the funds raised will go to provide food and kitchen equipment in our homes so your meal will help give a nutritious meal to the children that we care for.
With almost half of the children in Malawi being stunted, the nutrition that we provide is a vital part of helping Malawi build a brighter future through the development of their children.
With your help, we can really make a MEAL of it!
You will have seen Wyson’s story on our home page. He became an orphan when he was a baby. His grandma couldn’t afford baby milk, so tried to feed him porridge and sugar water. Finally, she found that Open Arms could help.
Wyson was so hungry when he came to Open Arms as a tiny three month old. Simple bottles of nutritious formula gave him the strength to grow up healthy. He was reunited with his grandma as a healthy, immunised toddler. And look at him now!
Every month he visits Open Arms and we hear about school and his life at home. He looks so proud in his school jumper! His grandma relies on our sponsorship to provide the food he needs to continue to grow and develop, without our help the family would struggle and Wyson would be unlikely to go to school.
You can use your fundraising meal to give more children like Wyson the chance to grow up healthy, by providing food and nutrition for the children at Open Arms. Click here to read more about our children’s’ stories
How will your fundraising help?
You could make £10 or £1,000, the important part is that you are joining us to make a difference and spread awareness of the work that we do.
To get involved
Fill in the form below to receive a pack with information to help you plan your event. It can be as simple or elaborate as you like! We’ll be setting our tables up for throughout November but you can choose any date in November to join in. Then, grab your friends, enjoy some food and help someone less fortunate benefit from the nutrition that they need to help their future.
- How will I make a Malawian themed meal?
- Family meal times in our foster homes
- A busy day in the Blantyre kitchen