Matongwe is the name of a Mothers Group in Suza zone in Malawi. Matongwe is one of several groups that have taken an increasingly active role in supporting the students and school in their village. Mothers Group members have many activities. They divide themselves into smaller groups and go house-to-house in the community to encourage absentee students to regularly go to school. They advocate for a focus on of girls’ interests in School Improvement Plans (SIP). They also assist children in need with basic school needs such as notebooks, school uniforms, pencils, pens, and other sundries.
CARE established operations in Malawi in 1998. Malawi is one of the most densely populated countries in Africa, with a population of almost 16 million people, half of whom are below the age of 15. CARE’s programs include food security, agriculture, health, education, and social and economic empowerment, especially for women.
The Plight of Malawi Flood Victims
The worst flooding in 30 years has destroyed homes, crops and livelihoods in Malawi. Read Aida Marko's story.
CARE's Pathways Program Empowers Women in Malawi
Watch as Anastazia Saka and Vicknes Chimbonga, two Village Savings and Loan participants in Malawi, share their stories about how the savings group is changing their lives.
Even before the devastating floods in Malawi, Aida Marko, a 39-year old woman from Chawanje village in Ntcheu District had more than enough to worry about. Losing her house and a promising crop to floods worsened her situation.
For starters, Aida is a single mother struggling to single handedly raise her seven children. She has no reliable means of livelihood and earns money by doing piece work in other people’s farms.
Over 638,000 people affected, 79 dead and 1.5 million people in need of food assistance
LILONGWE, Malawi- January, 28, 2015- Malawi is experiencing one of the worst floods in 20 years that has destroyed people’s homes, crops and livelihoods. CARE is distributing food to 3,279 flood-affected households in Ntcheu District and will expand distribution of relief supplies in four districts before the end of the week.
“It was at midnight when we heard a roaring sound and quickly we noticed that the house was filling with water. In no time the water was knee-high and I immediately decided to climb to the roof top of the house with my two children, Manesi and Marita. I heard people screaming in the neighborhood. Some were climbing trees but we climbed on the roof top of our grass thatched house,” recounts Grace Lawrence, a 20-year-old woman from Nyachikanda village who is also eight months pregnant, on experiencing the devastating floods in Malawi.
Microfinance groups first developed by CARE in 1991 featured in new book by Pulitzer Prize-winners Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
ATLANTA — A savings-led microfinance program pioneered by the humanitarian organization CARE in Africa has surpassed an important milestone — 4 million members — and is highlighted in a book about the science of giving released this week by Pulitzer Prize-winners Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.
Tennis star launches a campaign with Join My Village to provide expanded education opportunities for young women in Africa; challenges her fans around the world to help
ATLANTA – Tennis champion Venus Williams is partnering with CARE, one of the world’s largest humanitarian organizations, to raise awareness of and encourage support for girls’ education in the developing world by supporting programs in Kenya and Malawi.
CARE’s Nutrition Foundations for Mothers and Children project, locally known as Maziko (“Foundation” in the local language), is working in the central region of Malawi. It is a nutrition-focused project targeting pregnant and nursing mothers and children under 5. The project organizes cooking and feeding demonstrations in the Kasungu district. The goal of the demonstrations is to impart skills and knowledge in processing locally available nutritious foods.
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