In Malawi, unlike other African countries, financial support for runners is virtually nonexistent. Talented professional runners often earn less than $300/year; with that, they must support as many as 20 family members. This project provides shoes & clothes to 100 Malawian runners and will give 6 athletes the opportunity to compete for prize money, experience another culture, gain exposure, and connect to US runners -- creating a lifelong partnership between runners in Africa and the US.
If we reach our funding goals, we will be able to provide international professional opportunities immediately to 6 runners, as well as support the careers of another 100 through clothes and running shoes (for many, their first pair ever).
In the long run, The Malawi Project aims to increase visibility of running in Malawi among government and private sponsors, as well as inspire young runners to participate in sports as a tool for education, HIV prevention and community building.
Project Leader: Ruth England
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