- LOCATION: Lilongwe, Malawi
- PROJECT: Girls’ Sponsorship Program
- DIRECTOR: Pastors David and Fanny Injeidi
- FINANCIAL NEED: Sponsorship of 50 girls at $30 per girl
In Malawi, one of the poorest countries in Africa, schools lack funding, and many parents cannot afford to pay minimal fees to send all of their children. The result is that most families educate the boys but not the girls. As a result, girls are encouraged to marry early—even as young as 13—and they start having babies at the age they should be learning eighth-grade history or ninth-grade geometry.
We want to change this by helping girls in the city of Lilongwe go to school and stay in school. We also want to provide for them the school supplies, books, and feminine hygiene supplies they need so that lack of money is not a reason to drop out. Our project is being headed by Pastors David and Fanny Injeidi, who lead a dynamic church in Lilongwe.