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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.

Change is coming! Please read about the changes in our 2017 Spring Appeal - We are excited about what we have accomplished and the great endeavors ahead of us. Can you please consider helping?

Five Guys Fundraiser
May 9
University Mall

Please share the two fliers (flier #1) (flier #2) that can be printed and put up at your place of work, church, school, sent to your email list, put on your facebook, tweeted, etc.

Please invite your friends. They do not need to bring the fliers BUT they must let Five Guys know that they are there for the Malawi Matters fundraiser. Everyone needs to go have a great lunch and/or dinner and remember to treat yourself to a milkshake - not only are they really good, but they are good for our fundraiser ($1 for every shake!)

We can also purchase gift certificates and 20% of the total comes to MMI!!
Zikomo Kwambiri! (Thank you!)

What happens when it rains in Malawi? Malawi Matters' programs take root and grow!! Find out more in our April Newsletter, which includes our February/March report.


Dates: Tuesday, July 4 - Saturday, July 29 (leave/arrive Chicago ORD)
Program: Creative Methods of HIV + AIDS Education continuing education/refresher course for 182 Local Reps/Villages Equipping Women/Empowering Girls continuing education/refresher course for 182 Local Reps/Villages (4 locations)

Interested in being part of a team for all or part of this trip? We need facilitators, record keepers, and more! Send us a message!

Also need to raise: $48,833.41. Please help, get your group involved, spread the word. Zikomo kwambiri!

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


*April Newsletter - February/March report
*October Newsletter - Meet our volunteers!
*June Newsletter - Prayer Guide

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.