Malawi

Country Info

CARE established operations in Malawi in 1998. Malawi is one of the most densely populated countries in Africa, with a population of almost 16 million people, half of whom are below the age of 15. CARE’s programs include food security, agriculture, health, education, and social and economic empowerment, especially for women.

Our Work in Malawi

Child Poverty

Half of all children live in poverty, spending their formative years struggling to survive.  

Market Access

More inclusive markets and access can help poor people improve their lives.

Microfinance

There’s a “savings revolution” taking place in many developing countries.

Youth Empowerment

Addressing the needs of the 1.8 billion young people in the world is critical to ending poverty.

Girls' Education

The majority of the 57 million children out of school are girls — their future is at risk.

Family Planning

Family planning is a proven strategy in reducing maternal mortality.

HIV & AIDS

Poverty is both a cause and consequence of HIV and AIDS.

Child Survival

This year, more than 7 million children will die before their 5th birthday.

Poverty & Social Justice

Everyone in the world has the right to a life free from poverty, violence and discrimination.

Maternal Health

Hundreds of thousands of women die in pregnancy and childbirth, mostly from preventable causes.

Agriculture

By failing to close the gender gap in agriculture, the world is paying dearly.

Climate Change

Climate change threatens the very survival of people living in poverty all over the world.

Child Nutrition

Malnutrition affects 200 million children and the consequences can last a lifetime.

Child Marriage

Child marriage is a gross human rights violation that puts young girls at great risk.

Violence Against Women

Gender-based violence is one of the most pervasive and yet least-recognized human rights abuses.

Why Women & Girls?

Why does CARE fight global poverty by focusing on women and girls? Because we have to.

Latest News from Malawi

Malawi: A Safer Home at Last

Malawi Floods

CARE Delivering Relief to Flood-Affected People

Malawi: A Safer Home at Last

In January 2015, 77-year-old Mwaona Bote narrowly survived one of the worst floods in Malawi in living memory. Heavy rains poured for five continuous days before her house fell, leaving her homeless and destitute. Now, after several months in a displaced persons camp she has a place she calls home. “It was in the middle of the night when my house was filled with water. I had an unusual cold feeling while sleeping. At first I thought it was a snake walking over my body. But no, it was water that was rising right in the house,” she recalls.

As she woke up and realized that she was...

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LIFTing HIV Patients By Connecting them to Services

Using paper referrals and a bottom up approach to community services for HIV positive patients, CARE’s LIFT II project serves 6,400 people in Malawi and the Democratic Republic of Congo by connecting them to Village Savings and Loan/ and food security opportunities.

In 2013, with funding from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the United States Agency for International Development ( USAID ) awarded LIFT II to a consortium headed by FHI 360. LIFT...

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LIFTing HIV Patients Into Services

This 2 page summary describes CARE's work in Malawi and the Democratic Republic of Congo under the LIFT II program.

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Learning Tours Trip Report: Malawi & Kenya

Empowering the Next Generation of Women and Girls

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Push Pull Model Graduates Families Out of Poverty

People in poverty have a wide range of abilities and needs. Some are in emergencies where only direct support--in cash or in kind--can meet immediate needs. Some are more stable for the moment, but lack the economic opportunities that will help them move sustainably out of poverty. Increasingly, communities and families slide in and out of crisis in response to market, climate, and economic shocks. CARE recognizes that to address needs for these families, we need to provide both strategies that support increased economic productivity for the individuals ("push" strategies) and activities...

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Farmer's Field and Business School Toolkit

The Farmers' Field and Business Schools are a product of the CARE Pathways program, and focus on a learning by doing approach, putting farmers at the heart of learning and decision-making around new agricultural techniques. So far, working with FFBS has led to 65-75% adoption of improved agricultural techniques among the 50,000 women who are part of the Pathways program.

Why do we use FFBS?

The strength of the model is that it integrates multiple components including sustainable agriculture practices, market engagement, gender and equity...

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CARE FFBS Seasonal Calendar

The Farmers' Field and Business Schools are a product of the CARE Pathways program, and focus on a learning by doing approach, putting farmers at the heart of learning and decision-making around new agricultural techniques. This tool represents how you can organize the different pieces of work to correspond with the seasonal calendar to make the best use of time and resources for the community.

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CARE FFBS Monitoring Tools

The Farmers' Field and Business Schools are a product of the CARE Pathways program, and focus on a learning by doing approach, putting farmers at the heart of learning and decision-making around new agricultural techniques. These tools help CARE and communities measure the impact of the work in food and nutrition security.

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FFBS Nutrition Tools

The Farmers' Field and Business Schools are a product of the CARE Pathways program, and focus on a learning by doing approach, putting farmers at the heart of learning and decision-making around new agricultural techniques. This set of tools helps guide discussions about increasing the health and nutrition of families by focusing on the nutritional value of crop choices and cooking nutritious and balanced meals.

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FFBS Gender Tools

The Farmers' Field and Business Schools are a product of the CARE Pathways program, and focus on a learning by doing approach, putting farmers at the heart of learning and decision-making around new agricultural techniques. This set of tools focuses on working with groups on women's empowerment and gender equality.

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