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Malawi Children's Initiative

Our Mission

To improve the lives of Malawian children by supporting locally-led initiatives targeting healthcare, nutrition, and education.


MCI Fall 2023 Update

Our 15 MCI employees are thriving! Several of our staff have gone back to school to obtain higher degrees, while continuing to provide excellent compassionate care to pediatric patients at KCH. Loness Eliya, a nurse who has worked for MCI for about 3 years, will be starting her Master's in Critical Care nursing at the Kamuzu University Of Health Sciences (KUHeS) in September. She received a full scholarship for her tuition and fees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She will continue to work for MCI throughout her studies. Congratulations Loness!

KCH Peads Lab

  • Over 51,000 tests performed in 3 1/2 years

  • Testing has revolutionized the care of patients with kidney disease, diabetes, and blood disorders

  • Available tests include serum chemistries, hematology, and parisitology


Coming Up On April 16th

The 5th Annual Run for Malawi!

5K Run or Walk

Join us in person or virtually by participating in our MCI 5K run or walk. Encourage friends and family to join you or to sponsor you. The goal is to fundraise for your run, so we can raise $100,000 to support current and future initiatives, especially the training of Malawian pediatricians. You can fundraise alone or in teams, and there will be prizes for you fundraisers. 

All finishers (even virtual) will receive a unique hand-carved wooden medallion from Malawi and a Run for Malawi T-shirt.  Runners will also have free admission to the post-race festival held on the Southern Village Green that day. Scan the QR code below or go to for more information or to register. We look forward to seeing you there!!



MCI has raised over $650,000 in the last 4 years to support children, families, and healthcare professionals in Malawi. 

We have had a positive impact on thousands of lives, and our team continues to provide compassionate, holistic care to the patients we work with every day. 

We can't do this without your help.

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How you can support MCI


this season:


All donations are tax deductible, and last year 97% of the money we received was spent Malawi.

Create a Facebook Fundraiser for MCI!

It isn't difficult, and FB does not charge processing fees. Look for our Malawi Children's Initiative FB page for our end-of-year FB campaign.

Give a donation to MCI to family or friends for the holidays!

Select MCI to receive a donation from Amazon every time you shop! This costs you nothing! To choose MCI follow these instructions: 1. Sign in to your Amazon account 2. Select Account 3. Under "Other Programs", choose "Change your AmazonSmile charity" 4. Write in "Malawi Children's Initiative" Thank you!!

2022 Run for Malawi
raised more than $60,000!



MCI team February 2022

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"All is coming to fruition because of the support of Malawi Children's Initiative (MCI). I wouldn't be an anaesthest to help the fellow needy Malawians if MCI didn't come with a hand of scholarship. God bless you."

Zecheriah Kapalamula, Nurse Anesthestia and MCI scholarship recipient

Donate Directly

Every penny donated goes directly toward locally-directed initiatives to improve the lives of Malawian Children.

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Become a Sustainer

Set up monthly contributions. Sustainers allow MCI to budget and plan for the future.  Click the "Donate" button or email us and we'll sign you up!

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Like, Share, or Create an Event on Facebook! Click the image below to link to our page.

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You can contact us or donate by check to:
Malawi Children's Initiative
PO Box 1401
Carrboro, NC 27510
MCI is a 501c3 non-profit
EIN number 82-0674504
100% of contributions support MCI's mission. 

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