In 2016, MSC established its fifth international location in Malawi, a small landlocked country in East Africa. The MSC Malawi home is located in the small district of Chikwawa, and currently cares for 15 children who the state identified as most urgently needing care.

Malawi is ranked among the least developed countries in the world, life expectancy is low, and it has one of the highest casualties of HIV\AIDS, with over one million children orphaned by the disease. Malawi’s economy is heavily based on agriculture and over 85% of its population reside in rural communities. Due to devastating rural poverty in Malawi, the needs here are great.

The waitlist of potential future residents is long and the way in which MSC can best serve the Malawian people is being actively assessed by our staff on the ground.