Global Neighbours Projects – Malawi

Malawi – Empowering Families of People with Disabilities in Salima

Malawi has a massive housing deficit, especially among the special needs community, as many people living with disabilities are excluded from mainstream society. In collaboration with Hope & Healing International, Homes4Hope and Habitat Malawi, a multi-year partnership was implemented in 2017 to improve the quality of life for families in the Salima district of Malawi.

Over the last three years, this partnership has resulted in the construction of 102 homes for 102 families with disabilities, and the provision of training on homeownership, property rights and care for people with disabilities.

Total beneficiaries to date = 102 families (510 individuals).

In 2020 alone.

Global Neighbours projects help people build better, healthier lives through holistic community development projects managed in partnership with local Habitats around the world that build and repair homes, assist in disaster recovery, as well as offer skills training and financial education. We work to empower vulnerable populations, including women, youth, and people living with disabilities with the tools they need to improve their own lives – that includes providing people with education in areas such as financial literacy, basic construction and home maintenance, and land access or ownership rights.