16/09/2017 - Helping the Elderly with Miss Malawi

The distribution of food and non food items took place as a result of the request by current "Miss Malawi" to support the elderly in Thyolo district. The recipients were all smiles for the kind donation as most of them had their maize fields destroyed by stalk borers in the last rain-fed growing season.
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Handover of Bicycle Ambulance in Malawi

Handover of Bicycle Ambulance in Malawi

Handover of a bicycle ambulances at Makoloma in Mulanje district and Thunga in Thyolo dstrict, Malawi. The recipient community is very grateful for the ambulance which has been kindly donated to us by Malawi Relief Fund-UK. The ambulance is expected to serve over 2500 people according to the government official from the District Health Office.

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21/08/2017 - Chiradzulu Blanket Distribution

21/08/2017 - Chiradzulu Blanket Distribution

The blanket distribution in Chiradzulu went well, having reached 200 elderly and 100 physically challenged people adults and children.

The Minister of Trade, Hon. Henry Mussa who is also the MP for the area, was full of praise for the timely donation of blankets from our organisation  including other initiatives Gift of the Givers is carrying out in the country. He further indicated that

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Dedza and Ntcheu Hunger Crisis

Dedza and Ntcheu Hunger Crisis

In response to the ongoing hunger crisis and drought relief Gift of the Givers undertook an aid relief distribution in Dedza district where 55 families were supported. The families are being accommodated at Phanga camp. After having supported these 55 families we were destined for Fikira and Yonamu camps  to support the remaining 70 families. Unfortunately our truck which carried the aid got

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13/02/2017 - Food Distribution in Chikwakwa

13/02/2017 - Food Distribution in Chikwakwa

Distribution of food parcels, plates and cups to the 80 families who were affected by hailstorm last December in Chikwawa has been successfully carried out. The support has been well received, reaching out to them at the right time as most of the families had literary nothing to eat.  Most parts of Chikwawa district have been hit by drought while other areas have suffered floods. Both

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Introduction
The Gift of the Givers Malawi office was started in December 2005 with a staff complement of five people. The scope and reach of the Malawi operation has grown steadily and today, 10 staff members run a number of projects throughout the country (see project list below). 

Their major projects include:
  1. Development of an area known as Domasi situated in Malawi's old capital, Zomba.
  2. Annual distribution
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Food Parcels in Mulanje and Phalombe Districts

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

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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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The New Zambezi Evangelical Hospital

The New Zambezi Evangelical Hospital

Gift of the Givers donates 40 blankets and 40 sets of bed sheets to a newly established Zambezi Evangelical Hospital in Blantyre. The 40-bed hospital is expected to be officially opened by the State President HE Prof. Peter Mutharika on 3 September 2017. The hospital management approached our organisation to support the facility with the bedding in readiness of the official opening. Once opened,

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Construction of Irrigation Facilities

Construction of Irrigation Facilities

Gift of the Givers signed a Grant Agreement with the Embassy of Japan amounting to R1.08 Million for implementation of the Project for “Improvement of Agriculture Production through Construction of Irrigation Facilities” in two areas in Blantyre and Chiradzulu Districts, respectively.

Total Project Area: 20 Hectares.  Total Beneficiaries: 200 Farmers

Beneficiaries: 100 farmers were registered

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Tree Planting Initiative

Tree Planting Initiative

Malawi has faced, both last year and this year, a very unique situation of flooding in many parts of the country. And, in some areas, inadequate rainfall has been the order of the day resulting in drought conditions.

A good number of indigenous fellow Malawians are engaged in the charcoal trade by felling trees rampantly, in which case 1 ton of coal is realized from 7 tons of trees that are

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25/11/2016 - Farmers Pack Distribution

25/11/2016 - Farmers Pack Distribution

The exercise has been undertaken in partnership with Malawi Relief Fund-UK who provided financial assistance to procure and distribute 500 farmers' packs. In addition, our local donor, i.e. Rab Processors Ltd, has also provided funds for purchase and distribution of 1000 farmers' packs. 

The programme has covered twelve districts namely: Blantyre Rural, Zomba, Balaka, Mangochi, Machinga,

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15/11/2016 - Farmers Pack Distribution

15/11/2016 - Farmers Pack Distribution

Gift of the Givers has launched the 2016 Farmers Pack distribution program in the rural areas of Blantyre.
 Maize Seed / Beans Seed and 2 types of Fertilizer which will, God Willing, yield enough food for a family of 5/6 members for the whole year here in Malawi. Meanwhile 6.5 million are affected by the prevalent hunger crisis all over the country.

 

 

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Winter Warmth in the Northern Region City of Mzuzu

Winter Warmth in the Northern Region City of Mzuzu

The exercise was carried out in the Northern Region City of Mzuzu during which 500 families were supported with blankets with its precincts in the areas of Luwinga and Katoto. This was a time when the people in the Northern Region especially, Mzimba / Mzuzu, Nkhatabay and Karonga were affected by the floods disaster which displaced over 8,000 people.  

Target beneficiaries were the

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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  

Disaster Response

Projects