Programs in Malawi

Working with Global Workers and Program Partners, ERDO is working to alleviate extreme poverty through the activities listed underneath the country profile below.


Flag of Malawi

Malawi Selected Statistics

  • Infant mortality: 46.2 deaths/1,000 live births
  • Physician density: 0.02 physicians/1,000 population
  • Major infectious diseases: hepatitis A, typhoid fever, malaria, dengue fever, food & water-bourne diseases
  • 13.8% of children under the age of 5 are underweight
  • 65% of the total population can read and write
  • 53% of the population is below the poverty line
ERDO ChildCARE Plus in Malawi

ChildCARE Plus in Malawi

Our CCP programs in Malawi is overseen by PAOC Global Worker Kathy Bowler at Children of Blessing Trust (COBT) and Renatta Walton at Village of Hope Malawi.  Malawi is in Southeast Africa and is bordered by Zambia, Tanzania, and Mozambique. Kathy oversees the Children of Blessing Trust (COBT) which is an organization that is committed to working with children with disabilities.

COBT provides services such as rehabilitation, special education, nutritional support, specialized equipment and medical treatment to more than 250 children. The vast majority of COBT children live in the rural areas surrounding Lilongwe, Malawi’s capital, or in the high density low income areas surrounding the city. Sponsorship will enable a child to attain a quality education and provide necessities such as food, clothing and rehabilitation services.

The Village of Hope Malawi opened in 2001 and is home to nearly 100 sponsored children. The blessing of sponsorship at VOH empowers children to receive quality education and the care they need for healthy development.

To sponsor a child in Malawi or another country in need, please click here>>

Prior Assistance in Malawi


 ERDO water program in Malawi

Community Development - Water Projects

In 2009 and 2010, two borewells were drilled in Malawi in the communities of Dowa and Msondo.  They now serve over 2,000 people and provide fresh clean water. 

Before the water well was installed by ERDO, the people in the area of Salala Village would have to walk 2 1/2 kilometres where there was a borehole.  They were not able to use local water because the existing well was contaminated and caused intestinal diseases.

The funds to make these wells possible were raised by young people participating in the Life campaign. 

To read more about how clean water impacts health and education, please click here >>

To make a donation to our clean water programs, please click here >>

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