Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Malawi - Open Arms Orphange (Part 2)

To understand this Part 2 of the story about the sewing machine, read MONDAY’s post first.  These children were being helped walk down by their teacher to a little classroom where they taught them and played with them. The children only can stay at Open Arms Orphanage up to 2 years and so during that time they try to find a guardian or family member who is willing to bring the child up and very often as is the case of the 2 week old baby I showed you on Monday, they do not have to finance to do so, nor sometimes know how to cope.

A week or so before the children are released, Open Arms brings the guardian into the orphanage to live in this little house.  This is a typical Malawian house with a dust floor, and no furniture except that box and of course a mosquito net.

This urn is to keep water cool.  
They learn about nutrition and how to best care for the child.

This mat standing up is the bed which every night they put on the floor.

So I asked the orphanage what was the greatest need at present.  They told me that the 2 week old baby that had been brought in that day would need Terry nappies and they were expensive so I agreed that the 50,000 Malawian Kwacha would go to buy them.  They were delighted and below you see me handing over the money to the Matron (in white) and holding one of the adorable children called Victoria in my arms.  It was an honour and privilege to be able to help in this small way.

I will end again showing you the 2 week old baby that had been found in a hollow of a tree and left to die but now is assured of a chance of a better future life ahead.

So that ends my story tht started with a sewing machine and ended with nappies.  Tomorrow I have some more images taken arond the orphpange so you might wish to see those as well.

Many thanks for visiting and also for leaving comments.


  1. Bless your heart! You are now their hero! They have so very little.

  2. This seems to be a fine organization filled with caring people. The house does seem a bit bare. How fine of you to help them with your donation.

  3. Thank you for making positive changes. So much.

  4. Wonderful pictures and story. Those children are the fortunate ones.