Malawi: MercyCare Malawi (formerly Christcares)

Lilongwe, Malawi
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About this ministry

MercyCare Malawi exists to equip children and youth spiritually, academically, and socially with life management skills in order for them to achieve their life goals, develop leadership skills, and impact their communities.   This is achieved through holistic programming, such as Mercy high school, after-school programs, girls’ empowerment clubs, the UPI sponsorship program, HIV/Aids awareness initiatives, and job training.

Kanengo, a community in Lilongwe, is no exception to the problems concerning HIV/Aids and the poor quality of education.  Kanengo is a densely populated area with slum-like conditions due to the flood of families from rural areas seeking employment in the city.   These families are mostly poor and illiterate.  It is because of the pressing needs in this area that MercyCare Malawi was established.

This year, we're excited to have Luwani Ghambi back with us and heading up our entrepreneurship and job training program. Lu is working with 25 apprentices, helping them start small businesses and learn specific trades.

MercyCare is also partnering with Maclean Onsewa with Seeds of Promise! Maclean is currently growing corn on an acre of land behind Mercy High School and will be working with our students to teach them more about nutrition and agriculture. 

Areas of Focus

Education

  • ChristCares High School
  • 400 youth involved
  • Lower student to teacher ratio than national average

Children

  • Over 100 children in AfterSchool Program
  • Focus on literacy and overcoming poverty
  • Offers enrichment programs, spiritual development

Health

  • 67 girls involved in girls' empowerment program
  • Sex education and HIV/Aids awareness
  • Hundreds of nutritious meals provided
7 local youths hired after completing our job training program
67 young women served through our girls’ empowerment program
400 children enrolled in our high school