Facts About Malawi
Nurture Our World chose Malawi, Africa to begin our mission to help children in need, or should we say, they chose us.
The children in Malawi captured our hearts. They are so grateful, joyful, and loving. The adults along with the government of Malawi, including our friend, President Lazarus Chakwera are equally grateful for any help that we offer.
Some three-fourths of the population is Christian, Muslims constitute about one-fifth of the population and traditional beliefs are adhered to by a small proportion of the people.
Nsima, (pronounced Sima) is the main food staple of Malawi, a form of thick porridge made of maize, a type of corn grown in Malawi.
Malawi is an agricultural country and its top exports are tea and tobacco.
Lake Malawi, one of the oldest lakes on earth, is the fifth largest fresh water lake in the world by volume, the third deepest freshwater lake in the world and home to approximately 1000 fish species, making it the most fish species-rich lake in the world. Around 20% of the population, approximately 4 million people, lack access to fresh water.
Winner of the 2009 Malawi National Acheiver Award
Extra-ordinary Humanitarian Recognized for a Lifetime of Service in Malawi.
We were introduced to Napoleon Dzombe from Malawi during the 2001 famine that took the lives of thousands of his countrymen, women and children.