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Malawi Matters Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to develop and facilitate HIV and AIDS education with the people of Malawi, Africa. By connecting agencies and organizations and using hands-on techniques grounded in Malawian culture, we believe that Malawian youth and adults can find solutions to the HIV and AIDS crisis as well as improve and enhance the quality of life in this economically impoverished, but spiritually rich nation.


Purchase an original, hand-drawn Africa Mandala Print by Stephanie Wezeman and support education programs in Malawi - “The Warm Heart of Africa.”

  • Prints (8x10) - $10.00 [3 for $25.00]
  • Note Cards (4x6) - $2.00 [3 for $5.00]


A note from Stephanie … As I was drawing this mandala of the continent of Africa as a gift for a friend, I realized it could be a gift to all of Malawi if it was printed and sold as a fundraiser for Malawi Matters’ programs. All proceeds from the sale of the cards and the prints support Malawi Matters “Creative Methods of HIV & AIDS Education” programs and “Equipping Women-Empowering Girls” courses in 200 villages.


Available from: Malawi Matters Inc.
P.O. Box 11694
South Bend, IN 46634

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Many of you know that Emily Maiden has helped us tremendously with the work on the HIV/AIDS Education and Equipping Women-Emplowering Girls programs. Emily, her husband, Jordan, and their son, Benjamin, are currently in Malawi as she works on her dissertation. You can follow them on their journey through Malawi at the "Maiden Voyages"

#StartWithaSmile at for your gifts and Amazon donates to Malawi Matters Inc.


*September Newsletter - Nine for Nine - meet the guys!
*August Newsletter - Mission by the numbers
*June Newsletter - Prayer Guide & Future Plans
*April Newsletter - February/March report
*October Newsletter - Meet our volunteers!

Our Expressed Goals

  • stress HIV and AIDS prevention through active, hands-on education utilizing the arts and culture
  • develop a core group of Malawian trainers to sustain our education programs
  • communicate why it is vital to learn about HIV and AIDS in all spheres of life
  • support on-going efforts to identify methods and skills necessary to address HIV and AIDS issues
  • stimulate youth and adults to think creatively about HIV and AIDS issues
  • connect agencies and organizations working toward eradication of HIV and AIDS in Malawi


Our Inspiration

The inspiration for Malawi Matters springs from the large concentration of warm, hard-working, and humble Malawians who make South Bend, Indiana U.S.A. (and the surrounding communities) their home. They are our friends and neighbors and have become our family … now their families in Malawi are our families, too. Their stories have changed our lives and compel Malawi Matters to help stem the destructive tide of HIV and AIDS that is decimating that country. By facilitating the necessary education and training needed in Malawi, we hope to bring an end to the present crisis of children raising children.



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There are an estimated 650,000 orphans in Malawi due to AIDS.