Project information

Malawi Foster Care - building foster care homes

The Big Idea of the project is to build foster care homes to support the most disadvantaged orphaned children living within Lilongwe and surrounding villages, Malawi. The aim is to give the orphaned children a chance of a loving home, education, health-care and a nutritious diet.

On-going

Charity information: Malawi Foster Care

Malawi Foster Care logo
  • Need

    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, education and a nutritious diet.

    Solution

    The Foster Care homes will provide extremely disadvantaged orphaned children with a loving home,health care, education and a nutritious diet giving them a second chance in life. Each house has a full-time foster mother and a full-time guardian as well as a number of European volunteers each year, these assist the children with their needs, enabling the children to have the opportunity of brighter future.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To raise enough money to build more foster care homes.

    Activities

    » 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 build an addional 2 + foster care homes.


    Aim 2

    To get sponsorship for individual children ensuring continued financial support.

    Activities

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


  • Impact

    Impact

    Previously vulnerable orphaned children with poor future prospects will have chance to access a loving home, education, health-care and a nutritious diet. The success will be demonstrated in how they change their lives by going to school, earning qualifications and improving their future prospects.

    Risk

    Some of the children may be HIV positive and come from abused backgrounds. A risk is spread of the disease. Full-time foster mothers and guardians will be on hand to guide, educate and keep all the children safe. Councillors will be employed to support the most troubled 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.

    Reporting

    Donors will be reported to through the Malawi Foster Care website, Facebook page, telephone contact (if desired) annual report and newsletters.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £8,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £4,000 Construction Work needed to refurbish foster care homes including decoration and security
      £4,000 Annual budget for 8 children The cost to support one children for one year in roughly £500.
  • Background

    Location

    The Foster care homes will be located in Area 49, Sector 2, Lilongwe Malawi.

    Beneficiaries

    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?

    Malawi Foster Care, as a charity, has previous successful experience of fostering vulnerable children. We already have 2 successful foster Care homes within the community along with an existing core of Malawian foster mothers and carers that are well trained within their roles. Due to the success of the previous 2 homes we are all keen to provide more disadvantaged orphaned children with this invaluable opportunity.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Katie Bushell And Zoe Giaraputto

    Katie - Charity founder - manage the fundraising - building foster care homes - housing the children. Zoe - Project manager / social worker

    Linda Dixon

    Accountancy

    Alice And Nina Pulford

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

    Martha Kanyada

    Managing and lead Malawian foster mother.

Orphaned children in one of our existing homes

£500

sponsorship for a child for a year!

Homes full of love that help children live full happy lives and the community learn about the responsibility they have for their new generation.

Emma Murphy - A sponsor (visited existing homes in July 2015)