Mother Mary’s Children’s Center
Securing Health and Education for Orphaned Children
Malawi continues to suffer from poverty, famine and HIV/AIDS. Out of a population of 13 million almost 1 million are living with HIV and AIDS is a leading cause of death. On the Malawi police force for 30 years, Mary dealt with many street children who had lost both parents and were begging for food on the street. The malnourished and half naked children touched her heart. After retiring, Mary decided to open an orphan care center supporting three villages and 250 orphans using her pension. The orphans would come every morning, eat a nutritious meal and attend school classes. The transformation was amazing. She has now extended the program to four other centers supporting sixteen villages and provides two meals every day to 915 orphans under the age of five.