Hope for Street Children in Malawi

 
$640 $29,360
Raised Remaining

Summary

The Chisomo Children's Club in Malawi promotes long-term change by providing direct services to hundreds of street children and their families, enabling them to lift themselves out of poverty and to have hope for the future.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world, with 74% of its population of 11 million people living on less than $1.25 a day. Malawi has an estimated 1 million orphans and up to 10,000 children living and working on the streets, with the vast majority of these being located in the main urban centers of Lilongwe and Blantyre.

How will this project solve this problem?

The Chisomo Children's Club provides street children age 14 and under with food, medical care, counseling, education, recreation and shelter. We work closely with street children and their families to help them address the root causes of the problems that led them onto the streets. Our primary goal is to enable street children to return to life in a caring and stable family environment.

Potential Long Term Impact

This year, we aim to enable 400 street children to move away from the street; for each child that is helped we estimate that three more members of the community (parents, siblings, teachers, neighbors) will indirectly benefit from Retrak's support.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $640
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $29,360
Total Funding Goal: $30,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Organization

Retrak America

Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire, United Kingdom
http://www.retrak.org

Project Leader

Joan Townsend

US Country Director
Washington, DC United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Hope for Street Children in Malawi