Welcome to our new Fundraising Manager

Welcome to our new Fundraising Manager

When I saw the role become available at Open Arms I knew this was my chance to make a tangible difference to real people’s lives, by developing a communications strategy that will connect us with even more supporters, enabling us to provide sustainable support to even more children, thereby developing a new generation of healthy, well-balanced and educated young people, who in turn will make a difference to the economic future of Malawi.

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Meet Chisomo, Our New Arrival in 2014

Meet Chisomo, Our New Arrival in 2014

Our first new arrival in 2014 is a small girl named Chisomo. She arrived from a neighbouring district after spending two days in hospital for nutritional rehabilitation. Our team will give her the attention she needs for a more complete recovery.

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Announcing the Arrival of Rosie Grace Vanson!

Announcing the Arrival of Rosie Grace Vanson!

Open Arms Malawi are pleased to announce the (rather late) arrival of our Fundraiser Emma’s baby.  Rosie Grace Vanson arrived two weeks late on Monday 21st October at 1.23pm at a very healthy weight of 8lb 6oz. There was some worry that daddy, Rich would not be able to take part in the inaugural Yorkshire…

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8 New Admissions & 16 Children Returned to their Families

8 New Admissions & 16 Children Returned to their Families

Since the start of September we have received 8 new admissions to our Blantyre Infant Home: twin girls Iness and Cynthia, three boys: Madalitso (meaning blessings), Frank and Enock; two abandoned babies named Desire and Earnest; and one more girl named Grace whose mother was admitted to the Mental Hospital. These tiny new babies are…

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Welcome to Patrick Nazombe to Open Arms Malawi

Welcome to Patrick Nazombe to Open Arms Malawi

Today we welcomed one week old Patrick Nazombe. He was born on 9th September, 2013 in Mangochi district hospital. Sadly Patrick’s mother passed away just after he was born following a post partum haemorrhage. His father is critically ill and is cared for at home. Patrick’s Grandmother is not able to provide the round the clock…

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Maria’s Move to Blantyre

Maria’s Move to Blantyre

Maria Issa was born on 10 January, 2009 in the village of  Chimwala, in the Mangochi District. Her mother died of HIV related illness when she was 18 months old. Her father was in prison and her Aunt could not provide the care that she needed. On the 28th July 2010 Maria came to Open…

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Arrival of Three New Babies at Open Arms Malawi

Arrival of Three New Babies at Open Arms Malawi

Last week we had the arrival of twins at our orphanage after their mother died from a heart attack. The three month old twins came from the south of Malawi where flooding has been very bad. They had to wait for a week before suitable transport could get them out of their flooded village, and…

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Arrival of Hamza at Open Arms Mangochi

Arrival of Hamza at Open Arms Mangochi

In early December baby Hamza arrived at the orphanage, he had a low birth weight but was alert and active.

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Baby Miracle

Baby Miracle

This week we had another reminder of why we have to exist when a 12 year old girl, Doreen, brought her 6 month old brother to Open Arms.

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We Welcome Esthere

We Welcome Esthere

This week we were reminded of the importance of Open Arms when a small baby arrived at our door. Weighing less than 4KG, tiny Esthere had a very sad story.

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