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Photo: Mackenzie Seath

LOVE A VILLAGE

Love a Village works to bring life changing hope to African villages in northern Malawi. Side by side, and in collaboration with local leaders, we establish a sustainable and healthy future for the most vulnerable communities, by meeting their needs for food, water and much more. 

We have proven that the cycle of poverty can be broken, by empowering families to stay healthy, and by giving them the skills and training needed to become independent and self-sustaining.

The Ongoing Challenge 

With the start of the COVID-19 pandemic,  the fraction of the world’s population living in extreme poverty is getting worse.

Malawi is ranked the 7th poorest country in the world according the International Monetary Fund, World Economic Outlook April 2024, as cited in an article published by Global Finance, May 6, 2024. The six poorer countries are at war, being controlled by anti-government and militia groups, and political instability.

The statistics are stark: in the top 10 wealthiest countries globally, the average annual per capita purchasing power exceeds $110,000, whereas in the bottom 10, it is less than $1,500 per year.

Malawi is a small, peaceful country of 20.4 million people. Since 2023, more than 70% of the population was reported by the World Bank to be living below the international poverty threshold.  Malawi is facing an economic crisis characterised by shortages of fuel, soaring food prices, and a devaluation of  their currency  by 108% since December 2020.

Empowering villagers

to escape extreme poverty

and live independently!

Love a Village

Wise Words​

from a friend

Julie: "I'm starving ... 

Wait! That's not true!"

 

A Malawian Friend: "In Malawi, starvation means you have nothing. No clothes, home, food, family. Nothing. It means more than just hunger for food. It is sad that people use that word in Canada when they are satisfied." 

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