Read our 2022 annual report
Why are we in Malawi? More than 71% of Malawians are living below the poverty line, of which an estimated 20% are living in extreme poverty. We work with the most vulnerable households in Malawi, supporting livelihoods, resilience to climate change, and promoting gender equality.
Over 80% of Malawians source their livelihoods from the land
Malawi is one of the many countries struggling to adapt to global price inflation caused by the Ukraine war. The economy of Malawi is highly dependent on agriculture, and the increased price of fuel and fertiliser is severely affecting food production among the rural poor.
Between November 2022 and March 2023, approximately 3.82 million Malawians experienced crisis levels of food insecurity, meaning that food shortages resulted in acute malnutrition and increased death rates. Climatic disasters are a regular occurrence in Malawi. In 2023, 659,000 people were displaced when Cyclone Freddy battered southern Malawi. The cyclone destroyed over 120,000 hectares of farmland, compounding already-existing food insecurity.
The RAISE (Raising Assets and Income for a Sustainable Environment) program benefited nearly 63,000 households in 2022. RAISE introduced climate-resilient agricultural practices, alternatives to chemical fertilisers, and transferred cash to flood-affected farmers.
Donal Skehan programme visit
In November 2016, celebrity chef Donal Skehan traveled to Malawi to visit our programmes and see the work that we're doing to address malnutrition and hunger across the country. In addition, he saw how our Concern Christmas Gifts are helping to change lives too.
How we're helping Malawi
We are working hard to combat suffering and build resilience in Malawi. We are doing this by establishing programmes which will combat gender inequality, climate change and help improve livelihoods.
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Inspiring entrepreneurs in rural Malawi through business skills training
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