Malawi continues to combat COVID-19 within its borders. Malawi has a cash-only economy and a highly communal culture. The potential spread concerns us. We support the Malawi government’s response of limiting travel and temporarily closing schools. Starting this fall, the government reopened limited grades so that students can prepare for upcoming exams.
On our part, VIP has suspended Friendship and Medical Trips. We will reschedule new dates when international travel is safe for both Malawians and US travelers. Until then, our work in Malawi continues.
On the ground, we continue our work drilling wells, building schools, and more. A large piece of our work is conducting training sessions on everything from livestock management to maternal health. Every training held in the villages begins with COVID awareness and distribution of washable masks, which are manufactured by local seamstresses.
For Malawi’s latest coronavirus statistics, visit the Malawi Ministry Of Health website.
COVID-19 is just one piece of a complex web of challenges keeping our friends in the village in extreme poverty. You can help families in Malawi lift themselves out of poverty.