Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world. Hunger, climate change and health issues, including malaria and the pandemic spread of HIV and AIDS, continue to undermine development and efforts to escape poverty.
For over four decades PWS&D has been actively supporting development and emergency relief work in Malawi. Currently, PWS&D is working with the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian’s Blantyre and Livingstonia Synods to administer programs that work to address the root causes of poverty and hunger.
Through our work with Livingstonia Synod in Northern Malawi, families receive conservation agriculture training, livestock and seeds to diversify their crops, improve their nutrition and increase their incomes. Programs also work to reduce malaria through community education. PWS&D helps provide home-based care, counselling, testing and education for people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS and helps prevent transmission of the disease from expecting mothers to their children. Training of church and community leaders helps spread a clear message of preventing HIV and reducing stigma. Orphans and vulnerable children participate in programs providing food, shelter and education. Through community-based child care centres and Children’s Corners programs, children also receive much-needed emotional and psychosocial support.
Programs in Blantyre Synod in Southern Malawi also supply sustainable agricultural training, strengthen the ability of communities to care for orphans and vulnerable children, and provide safety for vulnerable girls at a boarding secondary school. Throughout Malawi, PWS&D partners are installing shallow wells and boreholes and training community committees to sustain water sources for the long term, in order to reduce the incidence of water-borne diseases.
PWS&D also works in partnership with the Canadian government, through Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD), in Malawi. These government funded programs are working to improve maternal and child health, build sustainable livelihoods for men, women and children throughout the country, and improve food security and nutrition.
PWS&D has information sheets to help you learn more about our programs in Malawi.
Agriculture Information Sheet
Education Information Sheet
Maternal and Child Health Information Sheet
Clean Water and Sanitation Information Sheet