Moni Malawi was set up with the aim of raising money to assist the people of Malawi. “Moni” means “hello” in Chichewa, the principle language of Malawi. Our name therefore translates as “Hello Malawi”. Malawi is a landlocked country in southern Africa. With a population of 14 million it is one of the least developed and most densely populated countries in the world. Per capita GDP is £450, compared to the UK figure of £20,000. The country suffers from high infant mortality, low life expectancy, and a high prevalence of HIV/AIDS.
A group of us met to decide how we could raise money to fund specific projects in areas of need. In setting up Moni Malawi we believe that we can make a real difference to the lives of some of the poorest people in Malawi, and indeed the world. Our Statement of Purposes and the projects we expect to assist can be found on the following pages.
The range of skills, experience and contacts available to us as a group is encouraging and we would welcome like minded individuals to join us in achieving our goals. Our Board of Directors have previously been involved in successful fundraising dinners, and such a dinner will form a cornerstone of our fundraising with our Dinner and Dance in February 2009.We are also committed to individual projects through the course of the year, in addition to other fundraising ideas which will be updated regularly on this website.
The smallest contribution to Malawi can make a “Big” difference and we would invite you to join with us at our dinner, other fundraising activities or sponsorship schemes.