Malawi Food Crisis Update

Currently in Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world, there is a food crisis. In the past couple of weeks we have been in close contact with the ministers of Malawi and there are literally thousands of people going hungry. This is their typical hunger season when last season’s crops have been eaten and were not enough to sustain them to the next harvest. The next harvest is not until April. Coupled with COVID conditions and travel restrictions they are not able to go out and travel very far from home to forage for food.

In Malawi there are 61 Church of God congregations. We are going to try to help about 54 of those congregations. About 44% of families are going 2-3 days without food at a time. They are going to friends and acquaintances and begging for food or borrowing money to buy. Our figures as of today are that there are about 1800 families that need help right now. One bag of maize (110 pounds) costs $15. This feeds a family for a month.

We sent $8000 last week and our desire is to raise $20,000 more to provide each family with one bag of maize to help them get through to the harvest. This would not give them an abundance to eat, but it would mitigate the severity of the current crisis. Please pray for the saints in Malawi.

Donations can be sent by PayPal to donate@africamission.com or checks may be sent to Africa Mission (Memo: Malawi food relief), PO Box 2042, Nixa, MO 65714.

Or donate here (click specific fund/Feed the Hungry)

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