Villages in Partnership believes there is no more profound way to get involved than to go to Malawi, to meet with our friends in person, break bread with them, and work and worship alongside them while sharing each other’s blessings and burdens. One of our core principles is that we are not distant benefactors sending hand-outs from afar, but are true partners who care about and seek community with our brothers and sisters in Malawi. During our Friendship Trips, you will get to know our friends and understand their circumstances, as you listen to them and are invited to work alongside them to further the important work we are doing together. Come with us and learn what is universal about humanity.
“Although I had been to impoverished communities in Africa before, my trip to Malawi with VIP in June was different. For the first time I saw the people I was working with through the same lens as my friends and coworkers back home. Maybe it was the team’s attitude of working alongside them and partnering with them. Perhaps it was from praying with them so often and eating with them. Maybe it was new friendships that broke down stigmas. Looking back, it was probably a combination of those and a few other things, but there is one thing I know now; at the core, the people of Malawi are just like people in America. We saw dads that love to play soccer with their sons. I met boys who liked making jokes and playing games. I got to know young men like myself who wanted to start a career doing something they enjoyed. Why couldn’t I reach out to them the same way I would a brother who needed help here in the states? I could thanks to Villages in Partnership.