Community Updates

Home-based care delivers medicine and hope in Malawi

When Brenda learned she was HIV positive in 2007, she struggled with much more than just agonizing physical pain. The mother of two was also in emotional turmoil, desperately fighting depression. Home-based care (HBC) volunteers in Mgona learned about her situation and intervened. They began to visit Brenda on a regular basis; cleaning and assisting […]

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Malawi’s Girl Empowerment Camp

  In rural African communities, girls are often the most vulnerable to poverty, disease and abuse. Recently, WOW’s local partner in Malawi hosted a special girls-only youth event to help young women realize their full potential. Look below to see pictures and read some thoughts from our partner on the Girls Empowerment Camp.   I wish […]

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Orphaned Youth Becomes Community Role Model

January was lost. At 24 years old, he was physically weak and spiritually empty. The young man’s parents had recently died, leaving him without a security net. In the rural community of Chikudzulire where January lived, there was little opportunity for youth to generate income. His life had become stagnant. Sometimes he would travel to […]

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World Humanitarian Day: African Widow Serving the Elderly Poor

  Lebena’s smile exudes joy. The 46-year-old widow bears no trace of the desperation she once lived in. Hers is a life of service and sacrifice. Since the death of her brother and his wife, Lebena took on the responsibility of caring for her three nephews. Times were tough. She had no means of providing […]

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Why Does Home-Based Care Matter?

  Melika is HIV postive. She first fell ill in 2011. Despite anti-retroviral treatment for the virus and additional vitamin support, her condition is not improving. She now lives with her mother, grandmother and two young children because her husband failed to care and provide for the family. Melika’s brother who also lives in the home, occasionally works […]

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