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Located in central Africa and bordered by Zambia, Tanzania, and Mozambique, the nation of Malawi ranks among the world's least developed countries. 

Its economy is heavily based on agriculture, with a largely rural population. The name Malawi comes from the Maravi, an old name of the Nyanja people that inhabit the area but the country is also affectionately called the “warm heart of Africa.” 

There are more than 13,000 members of Mothers’ Union in Malawi. Across the country, in both urban and rural communities, members are actively identifying and responding to the challenges that individuals and families face. Their work includes:

  • Agriculture and permaculture programmes
  • Savings and credit groups
  • Orphan care programmes
  • Health awareness programmes
  • Malaria prevention
  • Work with young girls (St Agnes Guild)