We want everyone, everywhere to eat well
Life is particularly tough for the orphans in Malawi, these children are among the most vulnerable in the world, who often don’t have access to basic medical treatment, schooling, nor nutritious meals. We wouldn’t want this for our children, and we don’t find it acceptable for the world’s most vulnerable children.
Mulanje Mission in partnership with The Good Little Company is tackling this by providing free medical treatment, paying school fees, and ensuring every child gets at least one square meal a day. Each child is provided one nutritious meal each day. These meals are served at school, to ensure these young scholars can concentrate. “Full bellies; focused minds!”
The Good Little Company supports over 700 orphans at Mulanje Mission Hospital. There are no orphanages: instead, the orphans are cared for by other family members. Mulanje Mission Hospital supplies fortified maize, healthcare, and schooling, and runs a highly successful program where each family caring for an orphan receives a goat.
Children in rural Malawi have a tough time: often, with more than 100 in a classroom, no desks, no seats and little by way of resources. However, there are some lovely success stories such as, Bernadette who is a great example of how a little girl with the love and support from The Good Little Company’s, orphan and vulnerable care programme has successfully completed secondary school and is now realizing her dream of reading social work at the Catholic University of Malawi.
This is a remarkable story, as many kids don’t make it to secondary school, and higher education is usually only a dream. Bernadette is so happy, and her dream is to help disabled children, like her, when she qualifies as a social worker. She knows what it means to be disabled, and that it is even more difficult when you are a girl. She wants to support disabled girls’ educational needs, just as she has been supported by our Orphan and Vulnerable Care Programme.
The Orphan and Vulnerable Care Programme is fully funded by The Good Little Company and a few other Northern Ireland partners.