There are more than one million orphan and vulnerable children currently living and dying in extreme poverty in Malawi. About 4 out of 5 families live in substandard homes. To address this need, Habitat Malawi has joined forces with ZOE Malawi, a national program of the global Zoe orphan empowerment organization started and based out of the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church with growing ecumenical support. Habitat’s vision of all people—including the most vulnerable—having a decent place to live is becoming a reality through this partnership which includes improved housing by Habitat and a three-year empowerment program provided by ZOE, which has a goal of enabling orphans to never need charity again.
Habitat Wake sent its second global village trip to Malawi June 1-10, 2018. The team traveled to Mponela to see firsthand the powerful partnership between Zoe and Habitat. For more details about this trip, please contact trip leader Rev. Christina Parrish, Wesley Memorial UMC. Our next trip will be in 2020.