Open Arms Infant Homes provide vital support to the local systems in Malawi by working in partnership with the local Social Welfare officers to provide temporary care for babies at risk. These are children who are in desperate need or that have no where else to go. Children like Gracious who we met at the end of 2021.
Praise, pictured below, was born in 2010 and spent time at Open Arms Infant Homes when her mother died of heart failure. After a short stay at Open Arms, Praise successfully returned to live with her two siblings and Aunt in Blantyre.
Children are often referred to our Open Arms home in Mangochi when their family circumstances change. It can be a difficult time and often takes place during a crucial period of development. It’s important to act fast so that the impact can be minimised.