Plan International started working in Malawi in 1994. We work alongside children, youth and their communities to address the structural and root causes of poverty.
We work at community level to achieve long-term change and we are currently in the second year of a 5-year strategy that aims to impact the lives of 3.2 million girls in 27 out of the 28 districts in Malawi.
Our main priorities are:
- Improving the health of children and young people through access to primary health care including sexual and reproductive health services, safe water and sanitation.
- Supporting children to complete a quality and inclusive primary and secondary education.
- Protecting all children and young people from all forms of violence and abuse.
- Helping adolescents become resilient to the effects of socio-economic and climate change shocks and the impact of disasters by helping them gain a sustainable livelihood.
Sustainable income makes families resilient to climate change
Around 2,500 people in Kakungu are now able to remain self-reliant despite feeling the effects of climate change thanks to a project implemented by Plan International Malawi.
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