Above all else, God calls us to love one another. 1 Corinthians 13:3 says, “If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.”
Malawi has been in a persistent drought for the last three years. On top of that, the country was devastated by Cyclone Idai earlier this year. In the aftermath, we knew we needed to provide immediate needs like shelter, food and clean water to survive the recovery ahead. And boy, Cross International givers, did you show up for Malawi! Through your amazing support of our Thriving Kids-Africa program, we are replenishing vital resources today.
But we aren’t finished yet–we need to love Malawi through tomorrow.
Do you know about The Human Development Index (HDI)? It’s a tool developed by the United Nations to assess long-term progress in three basic dimensions of human development: a long and healthy life, access to knowledge and a decent standard of living. The HDI was established to place emphasis on an individual’s opportunities to realize satisfying work and lives.
Malawi’s HDI value for 2017 is 0.477— which puts the country in the low human development category— positioning it at 171 out of 189 countries and territories.
But Malawi has hope! Right now, we have partnerships with local programs that are working hard to rebuild homes, deliver clean water, heal correctable disabilities, provide business microloans to women, feed at-risk children and so much more. These world-changing efforts today are creating a future of possibilities for the children and people of Malawi tomorrow.
Our prayer is that Malawi will continue to improve their quality of life through the amazing work of local programs. We hope you’ll partner with us to support this mission and share Christ’s love and hope with the children and families of Malawi and beyond