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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.

November 29 is Giving Tuesday
We invite you to support Malawi Matters’ efforts in the warm heart of Africa by donating the gift of education. Every gift made to MMI helps us to educate key women village leaders of female children, youth and young adults — equipping them with accurate information, essential life skills and strategies to keep them in school, prevent early marriage and pregnancy, and reduce the cycle of poverty. Please review our flier for further information.

Meet our new MMI Coordinator and our Regional Representatives in the October Newsletter.


Please join us at the fun Christmas events coming up:


  • First Presbyterian Church, Elkhart
    200 E Beardsley Ave, Elkhart
    November 13 & 20
    9:00 a.m. - Noon
  • Prince of Peace Church of the Brethren
    53105 N Ironwood Rd, South Bend
    December 3
    9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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

Did you know that you can donate to Malawi Matters while shopping at Amazon? You can give every time you receive...from Malawi Matters is now registered with Amazon Smile, so if you register Malawi Matters on your account, a percentage of the purchase will come to us. When you go into your Amazon account, search Amazon Smile and you can then search Malawi Matters to select it. It is that easy and doesn't cost you extra!  


The Malawi Matters' PARTY WITH A PURPOSE was successful!


We made the news!

Malawi Matters invites you to consider giving a "Gift" that keeps giving - education for the women trained in our "Equipping Women - Empowering Girls" course and life skills for the girls these women teach in their homes, schools, congregations, and villages. Thank You!

We also invite you to support a gift to educate key village leaders about HIV and AIDS cause, prevention and care so that they, in turn, can teach others life-saving strategies.

Malawi Matters Board of Directors Paul Chimutu, Margaret Eggleston, Staci Norman, Willie Ngozo, Suzgo Nyirongo, Liz Rosencrantz, Christopher Sawa, Tracy Spear, Phyllis Wezeman

Malawi Matters Inc.
P.O. Box 16694
South Bend, IN 46601


*October Newsletter - Meet our volunteers!
*June Newsletter - Prayer Guide
*February Newsletter - Prayer Guide, Follow Up Plan, and Goals for 2016!
*December Newsletter - Why do we do this?
*November Newsletter - Do you feel the call?
*October Newsletter - 2016 Goals
*September Newsletter - June/July Trip Report
*June Newsletter - 2015 Training Programs
*April Newsletter - Feb/March Trip report

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.