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Can I get a tax receipt?
Yes! Any donation over $25 will be issued a tax receipt. Click here for more info on how to donate.
What does "self-sustainable" mean?
Enabling Malawians to provide for themselves and plan for their future without relying on donations is really what is needed. Love a Village provides new skills & information to arm families in their own battle against poverty. We are praying for a new generation of Malawians who will lead their country out of poverty.
Is anyone being paid a salary?
Our goal is to have as close to every penny possible going into Africa. Should a donor be interested in designating funds directly for salary purposes, this would be welcome.
There is so much need in Canada, why not help here?
The need IS great in Canada. And God is calling many people to serve here at home. We feel God has designed each of us in different ways, and expects us to serve Him according to how He's wired and called us. Our founder has been drawn by the Holy Spirit with a huge amount of compassion for the people of Africa. Through this deep emotional connection, God is using us to serve Him with great passion and gusto.
What are creative ways I can help?
Why yes there are! Here's some of our favourites:
Donate aeroplan points and we'll use them to get to Malawi to work hands on with our friends in Luhomero
Instead of birthday or anniversary gifts, encourage friends and family to give to a Love a Village project in your honour
Host an info night and we'll come to share about Malawi and the work of Love a Village
Tell us about your creative idea - we'd love to hear from you!
How many trips do you do in a year?
We travel twice annually. This helps us meet the Canadian Revenue Agency's (CRA) requirements of observing the implementation of our projects both tangibly and financially. We are responsible to CRA and our donors that funds are spent within the purposes registered with CRA.
Why such a bright website?
"Colourful fun! That's one way I would describe Malawi. Bright sights, pungent smells, heavenly singing, joyous laughter and huge smiles. A blast of colour from the moment I walk off the plane onto the tarmac, to the moment I reboard.
I want this website to reflect the colours of Malawi and the people in it. I want this website to reflect what I feel and experience while I am there and that which lingers long after I am back in Canada, tiding me over until the next visit." - Julie Seath, Founder
Website designed by Julie - who has been referred to as bright and colourful herself! :)