Malawi

Country Profile

Information and Statistics found at unicef.org

“A continuing food crisis in Malawi afflicts more than 4 million people – and more than a million of them are children under age five or pregnant women. Food insecurity is not only a major cause of malnutrition, but has also worsened the risk for diseases.”

Statistics:

  • Total population (2012) – 15,906,500
  • Under-5 mortality rate (20012) – 7.1%
  • Life expectancy at birth (2012) – 54.8 yrs
  • Total adult literacy rate(2005-2010) – 61.3%
  • Estimated number of people living with HIV (2012) — 1,100,000

VOH Locations:

  •  Lilongwe

About VOH Malawi

VOH Malawi opened in 2001, and is located in the nation’s capital, Lilongwe.

The following programs are provided to the children of VOH Malawi:

Nutrition

The children’s nutrition needs are being cared for through the VOH Malawi Feeding program.

Education

The Lilongwe Hope Academy provides free education from preschool – grade 8 to all the children living on site.

Healthcare

Any necessary medical attention that the VOH Malawi children need is paid for.

Shelter

10 children’s homes are open with 2 more under construction. Currently there are over 80 resident children on site.

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