Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Malawi Project News

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Delilah Phiri sent photos and news of the people we are supporting in Malawi.

Delilah (in the sunhat) is shown meeting with the 20 members of the Doroba group. African Aids Angels supplies seeds and fertilizer for a total of 89 family groups. Most are headed by widows who have lost their husbands to HIV-Aids.

These women receive nutritional support to help them gain maximum benefit from the Anti-retroviral drugs they are taking to combat HIV-Aids. AAA provides the funding for their extra food and the Malawi government provides their medication.

Delilah on the lower left.

These are some of the 45 orphanned teens who receive funding to cover school fees, books, uniforms, and kerosene for lamps so they can study in the evening. In Malawi it gets dark at 6pm year round.

This young man has received training in market gardening in order to help him become financially independent and able to support family who depend on him. Funding from Aids Angels pays for the instructor from the Ministry of Agriculture, seeds, fertilizer and tools for the first crop. After the initial support the young farmer is on his own. 60 youth have received this training over the last two years.

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