Food Parcels in Mulanje and Phalombe Districts

Food parcels and sanitary materials were distributed to a district hospital in Mulanje and five primary schools in Phalombe districts.

Mulanje District Hospital is struggling to provide food to patients who are admitted to the hospital due to inadequate funding. Gift of the Givers has donated 1,500kg of Maize Meal as well as 2,500 packets of Soy chunks relish.

In addition, Gift of the Givers has donated sanitary materials to 5 primary schools that were affected recently by a cholera outbreak in Phalombe district.  The materials distributed included gumboots, water buckets, mops, detergent soaps and gloves. 

Total Project Value: R290 000.00

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S.E.E.D.S

Activities undertaken in our Social and Economic Empowerment through Development of Skills (S.E.E.D.S) projects. These are being undertaken in three areas in Neno and Balaka Districts, respectively.

Under SEEDS, we are implementing the following projects

1.      Chifunga, Neno:

  • Beef Cattle rearing;
  • Cultivation of Maize, Sugarcane, Tomatoes, Pawpaws, Pigeon Peas & Soya

2.     

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Support to Malawi Police Service

Support to Malawi Police ServiceAs part of the Inspector General's extension of social services amongst the
Malawi Police Service, his spouse has also been regularly engaged in
assisting the needy families within the Police Service where Gift of the Givers has made contributions.

The following items have  been donated:
  • Blankets: to benefit the widows and children as well as families of the retired police officers across the
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Ambulance and Shoe Handover

Ambulance and Shoe HandoverGift of the Givers had the priviledge of donating 5 597 pairs of new shoes, 2 400 jars of Sibusiso Ready Food, as well as 1 Toyota Motor Vehicle Ambulance to the Department of Nutrition, HIV/AIDS in the Office of the President and Cabinet. All to the value of R1.5 million.

The handover ceremony took place in the presence of Right Honourable Mrs Joyce Banda, Vice President of Malawi, Dr Mary Shawa,
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Food Parcels

Food Parcels

By Ahmed Sunka, Country Manager

The distribution of food parcels to families is an important programme for GOTG. The Gift of the Givers Foundation distributes food parcels in various areas of Malawi targeting child headed families, the elderly and other vulnerable groups of people. Food parcels may be regarded as a “handout”, but for the beneficiaries, it is a vital intervention that alleviates

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Winter Warmth

Winter Warmth

The Winter Warmth campaign is an annual project which started in Malawi in December 2005, where we distribute blankets to the underprivileged. The programme aims at providing blankets to people affected by the cold, such as street children and those who don’t have proper housing or heating. In many cases the situation of these people is compounded by malnutrition, malaria, HIV/Aids, TB and other

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Bicycle Ambulances

Bicycle Ambulances

Due to inadequate facilities such as ambulances in the hospitals, people, especially pregnant women and the elderly, find it difficult to walk long distances to access clinics and hospitals for treatment. Gift of the Givers has deployed Bicycle Ambulances in various rural areas to alleviate this problem.

Beneficiaries:

  • In 2006: 5 Communities (50, 000 people)


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Skills Development

Skills Development

Sustainable human development is an intervention that not only generates economic growth but distributes its benefits equitably. Gift of the Givers has assisted men and women to venture into businesses. We have also initiated centres in order to equip the rural communities with opportunities. Through this programme, many families have received business start-up capital, sewing machines, knitting

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Medical Support

Medical SupportGift of the Givers has been involved in the provision of Mobile clinics mainly in the rural areas to complement government’s efforts by way of providing equal share in terms of health facilities. This project is based on the motto: “If people cannot get to health services then health services must get to the people”. In respect of this understanding, the foundation joined Satya Sai Trust, an NGO  Read more  

Cataract – the Avoidable Blindness

Cataract is the most common cause of avoidable blindness in Malawi. The most disheartening thing is that people who are blind due to cataract conditions need not be such at all as there is a service that can be provided to make sure that they regain their sight.

Blindness, per se, has a tremendous and negative social impact on affected individuals as well as on their families and the community at

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Primary Health Clinics

Primary Health Clinics

Gift of the Givers set up three containerised mobile clinics in Malawi in the period February 2005 to July 2008. The mobile clinics have been deployed in Soche (Blantyre), Chande (Namwera) and Domasi (Zomba).

The clinics are run in conjunction with the Blantyre District Health Office, Mangochi District Health Office, Zomba District Health Office and the Ministry of Health. The clinics were

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Agricultural Inputs

Agricultural Inputs

Farmers packs containing essential agricultural inputs such as seeds, fertilizers and basic tools are distributed to subsistence farmers in rural areas to help them achieve enough food for their families. Many subsistence farmers only grow one crop a year. Therefore, we encourage winter cropping by providing seeds so that these farmers and their families do not rely on handouts especially during

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Nutritional Supplement Support

Nutritional Supplement SupportDue to the ongoing prevalence of undernourishment / malnourishment amongst orphans and the elderly as well as expectant mothers, Gift of the Givers distributes fortified Likuni Phala (a Corn/ Soya Blend porridge) and Sibusiso Ready Food Supplement (a high energy protein supplement) to a number of clinics, orphanages, institutions as well as individuals to help them boost their immune system with  Read more  

Mosquito Nets

Mosquito Nets

Gift of the Givers distributes insecticide-treated mosquito nets to new mothers and their babies, who are more vulnerable to malaria. This is done in conjunction with the government’s health centres, clinics and hospitals.

Beneficiaries:

  • 2007: 2,250 families

 

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Education Support

Education Support

Education is a focal point for development in any country. Sustainable economic growth requires people who can capably activate knowledge / ideas into activities that bring about developments. Gift of the Givers Foundation realises the need to invest in the future of bright, young people who lack the necessary financial resources. This is one way of ensuring uninterruptible skilled human resources

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