Approximately 70% of Malawians live below the international poverty line, making Malawi one of the poorest countries in the world. We work across Malawi to help ease suffering from things like food insecurity and gender-based violence, but we rely on your donations so that we can continue our efforts.
Food insecurity is a huge issue in Malawi, with some 3.3 million people not knowing where their next meal is coming from or if they will get to eat tomorrow. No one should live like this, and that’s why ILM UK is asking for your kind donations so we can ensure no one in Malawi has to suffer the pain of hunger.
Malawi is prone to extreme weather conditions, ranging from the driest droughts to the wettest floods. This makes it difficult for Malawians to grow agricultural crops successfully, and the majority of rural communities rely on such crops for their food. During the lean season which runs from January to March, food insecurity is at its worst. It has an impact on all aspects of life, and 23% of child mortality cases are linked to malnutrition.
Women in Malawi are responsible for collecting food and water, and food shortages have been linked to a spike in gender-based violence, too. It’s thought that 14.5% of women in Malawi have been domestically abused, with a further 25.3% of those relating to sexual abuse.
The water and sanitation situation is improving in Malawi, but two in three people still don’t have access to clean water, half the population don’t have a toilet and 3,100 children under five years old die from preventable diarrhoea.
ILM UK is just one of the charities working in Malawi. Our team works with local communities and supports them by providing life-saving food provisions when food is short. Our team also install water pumps and train people within the community so that they can maintain the pumps, allowing more autonomy and less reliance on international charities that help Malawi.
Please donate to our Malawi appeal so that we can continue our urgent work in the country.