OUR ORIGIN STORY
The seed of Malawi Children’s Initiative was planted between 2011-2013 when the Fitzgerald family moved to Malawi to live and work. Daily, they witnessed extreme poverty, malnutrition, and illness, unlike anything they had ever seen. Working full time as physicians, caring for adults and children with HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, and malnutrition, they were inspired by the day-to-day struggle to survive by their patients and the people they met on the streets. They also adopted 8-month-old twin boys who had recently been orphaned, bonding the Fitzgerald family forever to the people of Malawi. Malawi Children’s Initiative was formally established in 2017 as a way to increase awareness of the daily struggles faced by Malawians and to raise funds to alleviate some of the sufferings.
News and Updates
Meet our first group of students in their new school!
As a mother of five, I think the take home message is that these mothers and these parents love their children just as much as we do and that these children feel pain and fear and suffer just as much as our children would and we have the direct opportunity here to improve their care and give them a chance to survive and thrive and grow and play.
Dr. Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Co-Founder
Every penny donated goes directly towards our initiative to better the lives of Malawian Children
Become a Sustainer
Set up monthly contributions. Even the smallest donations can go a really long way in Malawi. Click the "Donate" button or email us and we'll see you up!
Host an Event
We are thankful for our community's support. Some previous examples include dinner parties, the 24-Hour Run, and elementary school partnerships. Have an idea? We'd love to help you plan!
How to Help
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
All funds donated to MCI are used for care and education in Malawi, minus financial fees for donations and for money transfers.