Project information

Building Boys Orphan Care Homes, Malawi!

Tilinanu already provides 40 orphaned girls with a loving home. We now aim to provide 40 disadvantaged orphaned boys, frequently sleeping rough, with a second chance in life. The orphan care homes will provide the children with a loving home, parents, education and a healthy, balanced diet.

July 2011 - July 2015

Charity information

Tilinanu Orphanage

Tilinanu Orphanage logo
  • Need


    There are many disadvantaged, vulnerable and abused children living in in Lilongwe and surrounding villages, many who are sick with HIV that have nobody to care for them. The project aims to bring these children to safety, providing them with a loving home, health care, food and education. Tilinanu has built a successful girls orphanage, which caters for girls in this predicament. We would now like to cater for the boys.


    The Orphan care homes will provide many disadvantaged and sometimes homeless children with shelter, food, education and health care, giving them a second chance in life. There are full-time and part-time Malawian staff living with the children, as well as a number of European volunteers, these will assist the boys with their needs, hopefully enabling the children to have the opportunity of brighter future.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To raise sufficient funds to build boys orphan care homes in Malawi.


    » Fundraising and raising awareness within Primary and Secondary Education.
    » Fundraising and raising awareness within local communities involving different religious groups and organisations.

    Success will be...raising sufficient funds to foster 40 boys within orphan care homes.

    Aim 2

    To get sponsorship for individual children ensuring continued financial support.


    » Fundraising and raising awareness within Primary and Secondary Education.
    » Fundraising and raising awareness within local communities involving different religious groups and organisations.

    Success will be... a minimun of 40 people donating a monthly direct debit to ensure the fostered children may continue to be fed and their education paid for.

  • Impact


    Vulnerable orphaned children wil be given a chance of a better future.
    Children will have the chance to achieve in school, gaining an education.
    The local community will be supported by volunteers running programmes in healthcare and agricultural skills.
    Crime, starvation, abuse and mal-nutrition will all be reduced within the local area.


    Some of the children maybe infected with HIV and come from abused backgrounds. A risk is spread of the disease. Full-time staff will be on hand to monitor the children. Councillors will be employed to guide the children.
    Another risk is the difficulty of maintaining sponsorship. This will be dealt with by frequent fundraisers, publicity leaflets and continuous outreach work in the community.


    Donors will be reported to through the webpage, my blog and newsletters.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £15,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £10,000 Construction Construction
      £1,000 Internal Furnishings Beds, table
      £1,000 Textiles Bed linen, curtains, clothing
      £3,000 Fixed Frunishings Showers, sinks, kitchen units

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Wirral Rotary Club £550 Guaranteed
  • Background


    The orphan care homes will be built in Area 49, Sector 2, Lilongwe Malawi.


    Orphaned children will benefit as their needs will be met.
    The local community will benefit as children will be taken of the streets and provided for. This will see a reduction of petty crime and a group of children who will be more employable.
    Malawi as a society will benefit as more children will have the chance of an education.
    Children and people in the UK who support the project will benefit as they will have the opportunity to learn about a different culture.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Alice Pulford and her family founded Tilinanu and have successfully built and manage a girls orphanage. There is already an existing core of Malawian staff that see to the everyday running of the orphanage. There is also a volunteer programme in place, that sends out a groups of skilled volunteers to work within the community each year.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Katie Bushell

    My role is to manage the fundraising of the project through outreaching to schools and the community. I will be involved in housing the children.

    Alice Pulford And Nina Pulford

    Alice and Nina's role is one of collaboration and support.

    Gary And Linda Dixon

    Gary and Linda manage the accounts for the boys orphanage project as well as the girls orphanage

    Mercy Banda

    Mercy's role will be to employ and manage the Malawian staff who take care of the boys. As well as supporting the boys with their pastoral needs.