Ekwendeni Hospital is a faith based organisation working within communities affected by and infected with HIV. They aim to overcome poverty, improve the quality of life of vulnerable groups, and help vulnerable people build a sustainable livelihood . They also support others who are terminally ill or suffering from chronic illness. Ultimately their intention is to establish an HIV and AIDS free community and generation.

The Hospital often finds itself left with the orphans of those who have died. Despite the introduction of free primary education in 1994, an inability to afford basics such as books and uniforms causes many children to drop out. Orphaned children can be especially marginalized, having to deal with psychosocial problems, including grief and stigmatization. For girls an early and often unsuitable marriage is one way they seek to escape the economic pressures of having no family support.

People against Poverty works with Ekwendeni Hospital supporting Orphan Care through its child sponsorship programme.

If you would like to bring hope to a child in need in Malawi, please consider sponsoring a child.

Our projects in Malawi

Business Loans

To enable a young adult the opportunity to start their own business in tailoring, they require the support of entrepreneurs,

Child Sponsorship – Ekwendeni Malawi

Working in partnership with Ekwendeni Hospital for Aids. Many of the children who are placed on the scheme are orphaned

Women Self Help Groups

We are working to empower women through the self-help group approach where women organize themselves in groups and are trained

Seeds for Sustainability

In Malawi, we are funding a new Life Essentials project, providing maize and soya seed, and fertilizer for 10 families

Tailoring Skills

This project was launched in December 2020 during Covid to train orphaned young adults, who have progressed through our child