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.

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LIFTing HIV Patients By Connecting them to Services

Malawi Floods

CARE Delivering Relief to Flood-Affected People

CARE FFBS Agricultural 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 agricultural techniques that increase yields and minimize post harvest losses.

FFBS Facilitation 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 gives community members the skills they need to facilitate activities.

Power to Lead Alliance (PTLA): Empowering Girls to Learn and Lead

PTLA, a three-year public-private partnership built on a broad base of collaboration between CARE, USAID, civil society organizations (CSOs) and private sector partners, aimed to create, strengthen, and scale-up diverse leadership opportunities for girls in vulnerable communities across six different countries, particularly through extra-curricular activities, social networks, and civic action.

Maybe We Can Teach You...

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Georgena*, an HIV positive woman in a Malawian health clinic asked me, “What do you do to help poor people in your country? Do you have village savings and loan associations there?” When I answered, no the VSLA is a model that we don’t really use at home she said, “Well, we know how to do it. We can come to America and teach people who need it how to save in groups. It has worked for us, and we would be happy to share what we know.”

What Made Men in Malawi Step Up Their Game

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Kalimba Chiwaka is a village agent in Malawi, who works with Village Savings and Loan Associations to train them in savings, business skills, and women’s empowerment. He is involved with the LIFT II project, which focuses on getting the most vulnerable people—especially those with HIV—access to services and the financial opportunities of the VSLA model. Kalimba is one of the thousands of volunteers who work in CARE programs supporting health, finance, and food and nutrition security. I got a chance to talk to Kalimba this week about the changes he’s seen, and this is what he said.

Getting Communities Involved In Setting Priorities and Gathering Data

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CARE believes in putting communities in the driver's seat to determine what projects should do, and if it's working to meet community needs.  One tool we use to accomplish this is the Participatory Performance Tracker (PPT).  This tool allows groups and individuals to evaluate project outcomes, behavior change, and barriers to success.  Groups at the community level compare objectives to outcomes, to hold themselves, their leaders, and CARE accountable for the goals we've set.  Outside facilitators work with groups to evaluate group dynamics and performance.  To effectively use the PPT, gro

Pathways to Empowerment Increases Food Security For 50,000 Women Farmers

With the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, CARE’s Pathways Program is based on the conviction that women farmers possess enormous potential to contribute to long-term food security for their families and substantially impact nutritional outcomes in sustainable ways.

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