News: Malawi

How an African Housewife Inspired a Florida Woman to Do More Malawi
Apr 5, 2017 -

To hear the full story, listen to COTN's Beyond the Village podcast, How a Malawian Housewife and a Girl with Special Needs Inspired a Florida Family to Do More.

“Once my husband and I got married and he got his first real job, he wanted to buy a nice car; but then reality set in,” says Carolyn Berger, a COTN partner who lives in central Florida. “He did drive a beater,” she recalls, laughing. “The back light would hang out.”

“It Is a Dream That Now I Am in University”—Sandram’s Story Malawi
Mar 8, 2017 -

Sandram says, “Before COTN, I was living a miserable life.” Sandram grew up in Malawi, the oldest of seven children. His childhood became particularly miserable after his father divorced his mother and forced her to leave their home and take the four boys and three girls with her.

Manuel’s Story: “How COTN Equipped Me to Serve!” Malawi
Feb 27, 2017 -

Manuel’s childhood was full of suffering, especially after he lost his father, who was the family breadwinner, to malaria. Manuel’s widowed mother had no means of support, and so food was scarce for Manuel and his seven siblings. There seemed to be no future for this vulnerable Malawian child.

How the Mosquito Net Project is Giving Jobs to Widowed Moms in Malawi Malawi
Feb 9, 2017 -

To hear the full story, listen to COTN’s podcast, “How the Mosquito Net Project is Giving Jobs to Widowed Moms in Malawi.”

When the truck driver arrived in the rural Mgwayi village, in Malawi, he was quickly surrounded by children, curious adults, and a group of women who started singing and dancing as six sewing machines were unloaded.

The Meek Are Getting Ready: Jenifer’s Story Malawi
Jan 11, 2017 -

Jenifer’s favorite Bible verse is Matthew 5:5: “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth” (NIV). And her beginnings, growing up among the poorest in Malawi, can only be described as humble.

Photos from Your Child's Christmas Party in Malawi Malawi
Jan 3, 2017 -

Thank you, sponsors! 

Because of your generous gifts to the children's Christmas Celebration fund, more than 1,200 children and students in Malawi were able to celebrate Christmas with gifts, parties, games, new clothes, food, special treats, a trip to the lake, and rejoicing in the birth of Jesus Christ by holding Christmas performances and accepting invitations to receive Christ as their savior. 
Fighting Child Marriage and Sex Abuse: A Talk with TED Speaker Memory Banda Malawi
Dec 7, 2016 -

Traditionally in Malawi, it’s taboo to talk about sex. But recently this country has been front and center in a worldwide discussion about cultural practices that promote sexual abuse and early marriage.

You Gave Them the Tools, Now They’re Building the Future Malawi
Chikumbutso used his microloan to build a piggery
Oct 17, 2016 -

Our goal at COTN is to see the children we serve grow up to have sustainable jobs so they can support their families and create lasting change in their communities. Your support is doing this!

10 More Things You Might Not Know about Malawi Malawi
Tea pickers in Malawi
Sep 21, 2016 -

Our post on Ten Things You Might Not Know about Malawi was so popular that we decided to create a sequel! We hope you enjoy this one as much as the original!

Photos from Your Child’s Summer Camp in Malawi Malawi
Aug 22, 2016 -

Thanks to your generous giving, COTN-Malawi was able to host summer camps for our children this year. Children who attended played games, participated in worship, learned Bible lessons, and had an all-around good time. We are excited to share their camp photos with you.