Chirombo

Lilongwe, Malawi

The village of Chirombo (often called Chilombo) is located to the northwest of our Njewa Mission Center, approximately an hour’s drive from Lilongwe, the capital city of Malawi.

This severely impoverished community consists of approximately 500 households (8,000+ people). It is located in a very remote, extremely underdeveloped part of Malawi, with no electricity and very little access to clean water. Due to the high prevalence of HIV/AIDS, 70 percent of the population is under age 25. The majority of women in Chirombo are widowed or divorced and heading up single-parent households. In this village there are Christian churches co-existing with traditional beliefs and practices of the Chewa tribe.
 

 

Chirombo Village Partnership Program Details
Our Village Partnership Program in Chirombo is a community-based ministry that provides a coming-alongside sort of partnership with the village leaders to provide training, education, spiritual encouragement, and resources empowering them to raise their children and reach their goal of self-sustainability. Working through the local village leadership of Chirombo, Children of the Nations assesses the unique needs of this village, establishes programs and strategizes to best meet these needs.

Initial Assessed Needs:

  • Located in a severely underdeveloped area
  • Lack of basic necessities
  • Lack of clean water
  • Lack of medical care
  • Limited access to good education (schools are very far away from the village)
  • No electricity
  • High divorce rate leading to single-woman-headed households
  • High drop-out rate leading to early marriage

Date Village Partnership Program launched:

2007

Number of children currently enrolled in program:

361

Programs/Services currently provided:

 

Future plans for Chirombo Village Partnership (as funding allows):

  1. Nursery School Block built on the land that was gifted to COTN by the chiefs. This building will also serve as a meeting place for various programs and activities.
  2. Skills Training for the youth so they may contribute to their own families, provide for some of their educational needs, and someday own their own business
  3. Residential Huts to house the local and international interns as they work in the village
  4. Feeding Center to provide daily nutrition
  5. Medical Center nearby