Coronavirus crisis - many children still need your help

Coronavirus in Malawi could be catastrophic.

We locked down our homes in April to protect our children and we continue our fundraising effort to support them through this crisis. 

Our team rely on constant fundraising from meetings, events, visitors and partners.  All of these are now on hold and if we cannot raise this money, then we cannot continue to provide for children in our care.

You can help by making a donation here

We asked for help!

Following medical advice, we decided to put our homes on lockdown, to reduce risks to our children and staff.  As Malawi started to shut down services, we could not simply close our homes. Instead we decided to limit movement around them as much as possible.

It costs us an additional £7k a month to lock down our homes and more for the extra equipment and supplies needed to facilitate this.

We asked you to help us and have been overwhelmed by your response. The funds you have raised, have been vital in ensuring the safety of our children and the continuation of our key services in these unprecedented times.

Together we will continue to provide for as many children as we can.

Mangochi Baby

Your support means that

Please support our children

We need funds to lock down our homes and provide for the children in our care through the Coronavirus health crisis and beyond.

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What next

Cases are still on the rise in Malawi so we will continue to support Open Arms Infant Homes in their lockdown, which has been extended until October. 

This will significantly increase the funds needed this year at a time when our fundraising income is falling so we will continue to run our appeal for support.

You can monitor the latest infection figures in Malawi by following this link to the Malawi government tracking page http://covid19.health.gov.mw/.

We recognise that infections will be affected by the cramped living conditions, overloaded minibus travel, lack of clean water and underlying health conditions that many people face in rural Malawi.  

Malawi Volunteer Experience Nicole Loughlin 4

Malawi has one of the poorest health systems in the world with no government safety net.  As the only organisation in southern Malawi able to feed, house and care for orphaned or abandoned babies and support their return to their home communities when they are fit and healthy, our services will be needed now more than ever.

Between the boards of Open Arms Malawi and Open Arms Infant Homes, we have already started working on our longer term recovery plan. Expecting a 45% drop in income means that we will be forced to reshape services this year to work within the funds available and continue to meet the needs of local partners in the future.

How you can help

Our team need your help more than ever. Your donations will be used to continue our lockdown as advised and provide vital community services to those most in need of help.

If you’re able to, please click here to set up a regular donation or to make a single gift now. 

Together we can support children in Malawi through this crisis.

Thank you!

So far we have raised £43201 for Emergency appeal to lockdown our homes

Fundraising target: £50000

We need to raise £50k to lockdown our homes until the end of October

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Your donation will help children in Malawi grow up healthy with the love of a family

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