Working Towards a Brighter Future
WHO WE ARE
A Distinct Identity
Here at Making Friends, Malawi, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making rural undeveloped areas in Malawi, equal, fair and a thriving place for all. Our decision making process is shaped by spending time with the locals, listening and understanding them to see life from their eyes. We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact with all of our pursuits.
We are funded by the renewable energy company Power-Aid Ltd (UK & Malawi)
Companies Registration TMBRS 1011764
Making A Difference
With this initiative, our goal is to teach, up-skill, pray for and befriend the local inmates. We aim to renew mindsets with positive thinking, lessons of righteousness and the encouragement to turn away from crime. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.
Hospital Ministry is a service dedicated to bring comfort, support, a listening ear service and advice to those grieving and feeling hopeless. Malawi rural hospitals can be a lonely place with shortages of staff and resources, therefore we make it a priority to be a positive presence offering resources, transport, guidance and prayer to make a positive impact to those in need. Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.
SPECIAL NEEDS & DISABILITIES
At Making Friends, we are dedicated to stepping-up our efforts in addressing SEN and Disabilities, which is still a taboo and misunderstood topic in rural Malawi. We focus on education and community empowerment to shape change. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.
We provide free quality health care via our Medical truck to those in desperate medical need & located in rural villages far away from clinics /hospitals. We have a qualified medical team that not only provides excellent medical care, but also offers compassion, warmth and hope to sick & desperate people.
NEWS & VIEWS
Your Making Friends Resource Center
THE FACES OF COURAGE, FACING COVID 19
The Making Friends team rushed in just before lockdown in Malawi, to conduct our usual mobile clinic trips to the poorest communities in Malawi. We provided medicine and medical care to the vulnerable, sick and wounded. We managed to treat all patients before the lockdown sanctions were enforced. #courage #COVID19
A FIGHTING CHANCE
Wearing protective wear, the medical team handed out anti-bacterial soap and vitamins to the elderly and sick to give them a fighting chance. We believe love and kindness is also medicine!
DOING WHAT WE LOVE TO DO!
There's always a presence of the "Making Friends" Team in Chikwawa, Malawi...... Many women and children came forward to receive medicine and medical advice from our Mobile Clinic. This month we visited Anedi Village, T/A Unthumba. We continue to support rural communities where there's no medical support for many miles. We measure the progress of our regular patients and find many of them are recovering well and feel they are not forgotten.
EDUCATION MATTERS: SENSORY AND LEARNING AIDS
8th February 2020
We assisted the SEN children at Mitole school, with special learning aids and sensory toys from the UK to support them with their education and learning methods - This was a fun experience for the children with smiles all around!
CONTINUING OUR COMMITMENT - FREE MEDICATION
8th February 2020
Still we find many remote and rural villages in Chikwawa, Malawi, have difficulty accessing a health center due to distance, no money for transport or are simply too weak or old to get there. Our Mobile Clinic targets and visits the most cut-off and vulnerable villages to ensure healthy communities.
NEW MAKING FRIENDS PROJECT - MOBILE CLINIC!
August 31, 2019
We are hugely excited to announce our newest project - Mobile Clinic! We travel by truck to remote and rural villages in Chikwawa, Malawi, where we administer to sick people and provide basic health care, medication and treatment. We visit areas where there is no clinic and hospital for many miles.
WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS.....
August 31, 2019
Mobile Clinic visited Tomali 2 village in Chikwawa to help support sick people. We were accompanied by our friends from Goats 4 Girls who kindly volunteered on the day. We also received a donation of glasses from Malawi Water Project to provide to the community. It was a wonderful experience meeting the community.
REBUILDING FLOOD VICTIM HOMES
June & July 2019
The M.F Team have been busy rebuilding and repairing some homes in rural Chikwawa, Malawi, that were badly damaged after the floods. We have more homes to rebuild but here are some families and homes we've been able to assist. With special thanks and graduate to Vineyard Church UK for all their support, prayers and donations.
FLOOD VICTIMS & SUPPORT
14 March 2019
The last few weeks have been a real struggle for those living in Chikwawa, Malawi. They experienced severe rains and storms which resulted in floods and homelessness. The Making Friends Team teamed together to support around 200 families, with emergency items.
DONATIONS FOR FLOOD VICTIMS
20 March 2019
We want to hugely thank all those who donated to "Making Friends". We assisted rural villages in Chikwawa with soap, clothes, roof sheeting, food items, blankets and words of encouragement. We want to personally thank our main funder Power-aid Ltd, Road to Relief and Something Special for supporting this desperate cause. Thank you!
STEIN EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS!
Stein, a child we sponsor through our SEN/Disabilities project, has really shone brightly in his class. Stein missed out on school through his infant years, however since he has attended school for the past 6 months, he is top of his class. Stein has manged to learn the alphabet, count and learn simple mathematics within the short time he has been at school.....Amazing!
If you have a heart for prisons and have a talent you would be willing to share and teach, this may be the volunteering opportunity for you! - We are looking for volunteers to teach a trade to male and female inmates in Chikwawa Prison, such as photography, tailoring, hairdressing, catering etc. The aim is to build upon inspiration, focus and empowerment so they turn away from crime. You would be assigned an interpreter and transport. If interested please inquire within.