There are many things we need to survive: nutritious food, clean water, clothing, health care and a safe place to live. But in Malawi, many poor families struggle to get what they need.


Between 2011 and 2017, PWS&D’s Building Sustainable Livelihoods program* is helping 50,000 Malawians learn the valuable life skills to break cycles of poverty.

  • Children will have the opportunity to go to school
  • Young people will train for in-demand jobs
  • Farmers will receive seeds to grow more food
  • Women will join savings groups, receive small loans and start their own businesses

Together, the power of 50,000 will provide for their families and improve the lives of everyone around them.

By taking the Sunday School Challenge, your gifts will build stronger communities in Malawi!

$58 empowers one woman to join a savings group
$348 helps six women join a savings group and access small loans
$870 supports an entire group of 15 women as they learn and share together

Meeting Needs to Build Better Futures: Educational Resource

To accompany the Sunday School Challenge, PWS&D has a new educational resource! Five engaging activities will help teach youth (grades 4 +) about necessities and how a livelihood can help alleviate poverty. It will also remind youth about the importance of sharing our gifts with those in need.

Download the Sunday School Challenge flyer and Educational Resource, or order a printed copy by contacting Anna Muir (amuir [at] presbyterian [dot] ca, 1-800-619-7301 ext. 293).

Image of arrow pointing downPower of 50,000 Challenge Flyer

Image of arrow pointing downMeeting Needs in Malawi: Educational Resource

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* Donations to the Building Sustainable Livelihoods program are matched 3:1 by Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD).