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Thoko's story

​There are many milestones and achievements at Open Arms. But very rarely there are some stories that do not have happy endings. Here we share Thoko's story as we remember this beautiful little girl.

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Community based care in Blantyre

While our infant homes help urgent cases, we often get other requests for support from extended family members who are struggling to provide for children. So, as well as our residential care services, in June we started piloting a community-based care program.

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Lifesaving care for children at risk

At the end of February the Mpenda village headman in Mangochi District found an abandoned baby in the grounds of a church. The tiny baby boy was in a bad condition and needed help urgently. It is a traumatic experience for everyone involved when this happens as there are concerns for the child's welfare, how to get access to the right help quickly enough and worries for the parents too. Read more about Jack's story and how you are helping.

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Farida's story

Farida was welcomed at Open Arms for temporary care after her mother struggled to look after her because of severe mental health issues. Her mother was found wandering the streets in Mangochi town and Farida was at risk. Read her story here.

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New arrivals and goodbyes at Blantyre Infant Home

Twins Emma and Emmie came to Open Arms in October for urgent care weighing just under 4lbs each. At the same time another pair of twins are ready to make their big move back home.

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Supporting children with albinism in Malawi

In Malawi, life can be dangerous for those with albinism but through close link with local communities, Open Arms has been able to offer some support.

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