Flash floods in southern Malawi have displaced more than 40,000 people and killed one person when his car was washed away by the rising waters. DanChurchAid's partners in Malawi have already started the relief work.
DanChurchAid has received a grant of 118,000 EUR from the European Commission’s Non State Actors Capacity Building Programme in Malawi
Economic empowerment of a Malawian woman can empower her to hold greater decision-making power in the household, secure food for her family all year around, improve the nutrition intake in her family, pay her 6 children’s school fees, equip her to expand her small-scale maize business – and even allow her to put aside small savings for health-related emergencies or a year of bad harvest.
The general elections in Malawi has brought women from both urban and rural areas into decicion making, writes Lugede Chiphwafu Chiumya, Programme Officer at the DanChurchAid Malawi office.
The majority of Malawi’s children are either malnourished or undernourished, some of them so badly, that they don’t live through their early years. The parents of the children most often are too poor to prevent it.
Thousands of children are living on the streets of Malawi. There they are trying to find the food, their parents cannot give them due to drought, floods and poor harvest.
By the shore of Lake Malawi women offer their bodies as payment for freshly caught fish, since they have no money. The nightly activities spread HIV and produces fatherless children. SWAM project helps the women take better care of them selves.
Flash floods have left thousands of people homeless and crops washed away in the Karonga district, about 300 km north of the capital Lilongwe, Malawi. According to Karonga District Commissioner, more than 20 villages have been completely flattened by the floods.
Zawtika, the 35 year-old abbot of a small village monastery in Bogalay smiles while he gazes at the small bamboo huts and green rice fields that follow the winding banks of a little river. The river is also the community’s lifeline to the greater world as one can only get here by boat – the village is at least three hours from the nearest larger town and seven hours from Yangon.
The paddy farmers are busy again 2 ½ years after Cyclone Nargis hit southern Myanmar. The monsoon has just set in so the fields need to be ploughed, seeds need to go in the ground and the small rice seedlings have to be transplanted before it is too late.