Help where it is needed
In Malawi, around one in nine children are orphaned and 835,000 Malawian families are caring for an orphaned child.
It remains our intention to provide a safe place for vulnerable infants to survive and thrive before returning as healthy toddlers to live with their families.
Infant mortality in Malawi has been dropping for the past two decades. Your support has contributed to this. In 2020 24 babies were referred to Open Arms for urgent care and 40 children returned home as healthy toddlers.
Your help allows us to work in partnership with communities so that they can provide effective early childhood development to allow children to realise their potential.
Over half of the toddlers in Malawi are stunted by malnutrition and one child in sixteen doesn’t make their 5th birthday. Sustainable support within communities is essential to changing these figures. that is why it is our ambition to grow our community work and make sure that toddlers can return home and continue to thrive. The work of the Open arms teams, our partners and your commitment makes all of this possible. Thank you.
See how Open Arms support healthy children in communities
Returning healthy children home and creating the opportunity for early childhood development.Read Praise’s story here
Through family houses, we give a home, education and training to 35 older children who have been supported by Open Arms for life.
They focus on supporting education or training to find employment and developing existing or new family links to provide a community of support outside of Open Arms.
Behind the scenes
Thanks to your help, we sent £550K over to Open Arms Infant Homes in Malawi in 2020 to continue vital services that give lifesaving infant care and improve the lives of hundreds of vulnerable children in communities every single day.
Achievements from the past
There have been some incredible achievements since we started in 2000. You can read just a small selection below. If you would like to find out more about our work we would be delighted to tell you more – contact us.