This is Chikondi which means ‘love’ in Chichewa the local language of Malawi.
Chikondi was orphaned at birth so her family now has three orphans. Her grandmother cares for her.
She could not be breastfed by another mother because of the risk of the spread of HIV/AIDS.
Thankfully, she is free of AIDS but she did become severely malnourished.
Her grandmother is able to look after Chikondi with our support and the advice of the Landirani Trust which is based in Malawi.
There is now hope for Chikondi, with your help you can help more children like Chikondi.
Chikondi is relatively fortunate.
114 out of every 1000 births in Malawi result in infant mortality and a woman in Malawi is 14 times more likely to die during childbirth than in the UK.
Chikondi’s grandmother belongs to the committee of a local community group who work the land around their homes. They mainly grow maize but also some groundnuts as these are high in protein. Thanks to the programmes of assistance and education that operate, Chikondi will be able to look forward to a better future where she will learn to grow her own nutritious vegetables.
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