The handover ceremony took place in the presence of Right Honourable Mrs Joyce Banda, Vice President of Malawi, Dr Mary Shawa,
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 alleviatesRead more
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 otherRead more
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.
- In 2006: 5 Communities (50, 000 people)
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, knittingRead more
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 wereRead more
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 duringRead more
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.
- 2007: 2,250 families
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 resourcesRead more