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One of the Least Developed, Yet One of the Most Populated

Malawi, according to the United Nations, is one of the world’s least developed countries and also one of the most populous. Poverty is widespread—nearly three-quarters of the population survives on less than $1.25 a day.

Malawi experienced severe flooding in 2015, displacing more than 230,000 people. As the floods came in during the planting season, farmers not only lost their crops, but their also their livelihoods for the next season.

That crisis was followed in 2016 with another weather crisis linked to El Niño. And then, Cyclone Idai slammed into the country in 2019—according to the United Nations, it was one of the worst weather-related disasters to hit the Southern Hemisphere in recent history.

Beyond emergencies, water and sanitation have been long-standing issues in Malawi: More than half of the population does not have adequate sanitation. Awareness of good hygiene is also low. As a result, waterborne diseases are one of the major causes of death in children.

With all this considered, one thing remains clear: The people of Malawi are resilient and, with the support of donors like you, families in need there can access opportunities to break the chains of poverty and move toward success.

We Need YOUR Help

As much as we’ve been able to accomplish, there is still so much more to do. If we work together—with YOU—we can make the vision of better Malawi a reality for so many more of our sisters and brothers in need.

$100 can provide food aid for a family 

$225 can provide vital relief to emergency survivors

$500 can build programming that puts ultra-poor orphan families on an upward trajectory out of poverty

$1,000 can help build innovative water and sanitation facilities


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Islamic Relief’s Dedication to Malawi

Islamic Relief Malawi was established in 2006, following an official presidential request for international humanitarian support.

Here’s just a sampling of recent efforts for families in need across Malawi

  • Improving food security, income, and resilience for vulnerable rural farming households
  • Increasing access to support and resources to help those affected by gender-based violence, and early and/or forced marriages
  • Constructing solar-powered water systems and boreholes to provide clean water access

What happens when you join the fundraising movement?

When you make the decision to help fundraise for the effort, you go beyond just thoughts and prayers. This increased IMPACT is priceless, because it means we’re able to meet more needs of those who are waiting for us to lend a helping hand.

And if you're reading this message, it's because you want to go beyond the call the duty. For you, it's not enough to just keep those children in your thoughts and prayer.  You want to double your impact by helping to sponsor these emergency efforts and helping deliver aid to those affected by creating a fundraising page. Get started by creating your page today!

We’re so glad you came. Just scroll to the top of the page and click "become a fundraiser" to setup your page and start promoting to your network via e-mail, social media, and your preferred messaging app. Even with a goal as small as $50, you can provide urgent food aid for families.