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Mission of the Month

Chikondi Malawi

Chikondi Malawi provides hope by providing food, basic provisions, and essential medical supplies for the orphans and vulnerable children of Malawi, a nation whose people have suffered the terrible toll of HIV/AIDS and years of drought. Read more about this ministry partnership here.

Click here to learn more, or contact Ione Podgore for more information.

Did You Know?

  • Chikondi Malawi is currently feeding 450 orphans and vulnerable children every school day.
  • Children must go to school in order to participate in the feeding program.
  • Their parents and guardians are working hard to provide enough food for them but “El Niño” (global warming) is causing a weather pattern that does not provide enough moisture to grow their maize crop.
  • Chikondi Malawi spent $5,000 last year maintaining 8 wells scattered in the vicinity of 7 villages serving approximately 6,500 souls. The well very near to the feeding center was dug several years ago at a cost of $4,275.
  • A goat program in the various villages is in operation with a population of 60 goats.
  • Fresh eggs for food are gathered every day from the hen house located on the property.
  • Bamboo plants (non-evasive) have been planted, and in 5 years the center will harvest its own firewood.
  • A solar maize mill (including the building) was donated to the feeding center by H2O, a non-profit from Santa Cruz, CA.
  • A new method of farming called “Farming God’s Way” or “no-till farming” was introduced to the village farmers several years ago. A blanket of compost-like material is put over the soil once planted to hold in the moisture and prevent soil erosion. Slowly the local farmers are realizing the benefits of this new way of farming. CHANGE is not always easy.
  • Chikondi Malawi is a non-profit registered in Malawi as the Community Center for Youth Support.
  • All gifts are tax deductible and 99 % of donations go directly to Malawi.
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