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.
Why sponsor a child through Open Arms?
23% of all child death cases in Malawi are related to under-nutrition and only 8% of children aged 6-23 months meet the minimum acceptable diet in Malawi. 6.4% of children in Malawi die before the age of 5 and 37% are affected by stunting as a result of malnutrition. Stunted children are more likely to drop out of school and repeatedly experience lower productivity later in life (UNICEF, 2018).
With an incredibly young population and an annual population growth rate of 2.68%, the need for intervention is paramount.
At Open Arms Malawi, we believe that every child deserves the best start in life possible.
Our two Infant Homes in Blantyre and Mangochi provide round-the-clock medical care, nutritional support and early years development for up to 50 orphaned and abandoned babies in a safe and loving environment, whilst maintaining a bond with their extended families and then supporting their return home as happy, healthy toddlers.
But we can’t do it alone - we need your
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:
Receive a welcome profile which contains some background information and a recent photograph of your child.
Receive personalised written updates three times a year which include photographs and details of milestones so that you can follow your child’s development.
Be able to ask us any specific questions you may have about your child.
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.
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