Introduction to the Malawi Orphanage Project!
Prepare For Change have been communicating with two gentlemen, Keyason & Enoch in Malawi since 2015. They are both non-denominational Christian ministers.
It was early in 2016 when Keyason, who is an orphan, told us that they were in a severe drought, at that point, for over a year and a half. He said that people were dying and that they were caring & supporting an orphanage that contained 444 orphans. As this Orphanage hit capacity and as there are very few jobs in Malawi, they were worried about how they were going to keep all the orphans alive. A hard decision was made so all new orphan children looking for refuge were being turned around. We were horrified at the thought of this. How could the world ignore people that are starving? We told our local Prepare for Change group about this situation and that day we collected about $200. The next day we sent this money to them to help feed the orphans. That was the beginning of the Prepare For Change “Feed Malawi Project”.
Soon after that Prepare For Change decided to open a new Orphanage to care for all the new orphan children. We have now land, a well and we are in the process of building dorms, kitchens and a small clinic to care for the over 250 new Orphan we now have. There is a farm on the Maoni Orphanage grounds were they are used to growing their own food but, with the drought, seeds are not germinating and producing the needed food.
The needs there are great and much more than just food. This is just a first step. If the people are not kept alive than the 250 orphans will die also. It is our current mission to keep this village of orphans alive. They are Malawi’s future. If we can keep them fed, they will have a chance to break out of the poverty cycle.
We were told that Malawi is a beautiful country with mountains, lakes, plateaus and valleys. Keyason and Enock have a traveling ministry where they go form village to village encouraging and up lifting the people. We once asked if they take food to these other villages and they said that they would like to, but never have the money to do so. Think how hard it must be to impart a message of hope when people don’t even have food to eat. This is too sad for words. We were taking a first step to help them change this.
Prepare For Change would like to partner with individuals and companies that could help grow this “Feed Malawi Project”. For anyone reading this site with ideas on growing this project, please email us:[email protected]
When the prosperity funds are received, Malawi will be the first recipient of these funds. We will create a model community that can be copied in other parts of Africa. These Malawians are to see a day when all people and animals will be fed. They will be able to live a life where they can share their skills and gifts with all and in a sense, pay it forward.
We have told them about Ubuntu. They have been learning about this concept that started with Michael Tellinger in South Africa. We are telling them about anything and everything that might help to give them a fair chance at a better life. They are skilled learners and they value education. Our contacts both write to us in English. Their native language is Chichewa.
We invite you to look at this page frequently as it will be updated. Get to know the people that your donations will be helping. We encourage your donations to help these people. hey are joyful, happy people even though they have no Earthly goods of any value. We really could learn a lot from them. My wish for you and Malawi is ongoing happiness. What better internal feeling can there be than to help our fellow men, women and children.
Victory to the Light!
The Prepare For Change Team