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Richmond house

Richmond house girls

Richmond House was established in 2007 thanks to the support of Richmond House School in Leeds.  It is a home to 6 children who came to Open Arms as infants because they were orphaned. Their Foster Mother is Grace Kanguwa, who lives there with her two children. 

The children attend a good local private school, and you can see how the girls have grown over the years since they started in their pictures below! State schools in Malawi can have 100 children in a class and poor resources. By finding sponsorship for private schooling we can give the children a good education, and better prospects for their future.

Mercy and Blessings

Twins Mercy and Blessings (or Bule, as he is known) came to Open Arms after they were orphaned as babies.

Mercy was born with a congenital defect and needs a prosthetic leg. Because of this care back in the village would have been extremely difficult so Mercy remained at Open Arms but Bule went back to live with his Aunt in his home community.

Sadly four years later (in 2009) Mercy and Bule’s Aunt passed away and so Bule was welcomed back to Open Arms, to joined his sister at Richmond House.

In four years in the village Bule had gained only 3 kg. Mercy gained 12 kg in the same amount of time.

50% of children under 5 in Malawi have stunted growth due to poor nutrition, as can be seen with the twins, which is why supporting health and strong nutrition is so vital to setting our children up for success.

Mercy And Blessings
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