Sponsor a Child in our Homes

In Malawi, there are c. 1.3 million orphans - around 17% of the entire child population. Though it is best for these children to stay with their wider family, due to poverty this is not always possible. 

At Open Arms, we offer a solution. And by sponsoring a child in our Infant Homes, you will become a part of this solution too.

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Why sponsor a child through Open Arms?

Malawi has made great strides over the last few decades in significantly reducing maternal and infant mortality rates. Through more assisted births, better access to health clinics, childhood vaccines and simple mosquito nets, thousands upon thousands of preventable deaths have been avoided.

However, Malawi still has; 

Open Arms was set up in response to these challenges. 

Believing that every child deserves the best start in life possible, our two Infant Homes in Blantyre and Mangochi provide round-the-clock love, shelter, medical and nutritional care for up to 40 orphaned and abandoned babies who would otherwise have nowhere else to go and little chance of survival. 

This early intervention is crucial in not just helping them to survive and overcome their difficult start to life, but to return home to their families as happy and healthy toddlers, who can go on to finish school, earn a living and help their country to thrive.

Child Sponsorship Homes

But we can’t do it alone - we need your help.

Providing 24/7, specialised care for these children generates significant costs. Your regular contribution will go towards the costs of food, medicine, the care staff who look after the children, as well as the running costs of the buildings.

When you sign up to support, you will:

But most importantly, you will be helping some of the Malawi's most at-risk children receive lifesaving, life-changing care at a time when they most need it. 

Look at them now!

Sponsorship has provided a reliable source of support for twins Misheck and Loveness over the past few years, allowing us to help them survive their infancy, grow into happy, healthy toddlers and now grow up safe and supported in a loving family home.

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Set up your sponsorship today for just £25 a month

In order to arrange your sponsorship, please set up your monthly Direct Debit of £25 by completing the form below, being sure to type 'Sponsor a child' and adding in any preferences (eg. boy or girl) in the additional comments section

You will then be contacted by a member of our team who will match you with one of the babies in our Infant Homes and send you their profile.

If you are based outside of the UK, or would like to discuss other payment methods, please contact us and we'll be happy to help.

Thank you for helping to give some of Malawi's most vulnerable children a chance at a brighter future!

What other sponsors say...

“It has been a delight to be part of Ezra’s journey. My family and I couldn’t be more happy to hear the wonderful news that Ezra will be moving forward with a loving new family. This happy outcome is a testament to the amazing work of Open Arms and a heartwarming example of human kindness. We wish Ezra all the best and send love and gratitude to his new parents and siblings” - Izzy and Shiela

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


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