Chisomo Idea serves in the country of Malawi in South East Africa. Below are some facts you may want to know about Malawi but before you do, we want you to know that we believe with all our hearts that the Malawian people are some of the most resilient people in the world. Despite all that they go through on a day to day basis they still remain loving and kind. In fact, it is that kindness that has earned the Malawian nation the nickname The warm heart of Africa.
Malawi is known as the Warm Heart of Africa because of it’s friendly welcoming culture of hospitality. Malawians are incredibly resourceful with the local land and known to foster creative business entrepreneurs. The culture is community centric with a heart of generosity. We encourage travelers to experience the beauty found within Malawi’s communities that are materially impoverished but rich in many different currencies.
- Malawi is currently the most materially poor country in the world
- It has a population of approximately 17 million; of those 1 million are orphans.
- Over 200 people die of AIDS each day.
- Life expectancy is about 59 years old.
- 48% of children in Malawi are chronically malnourished.
- In the last decade maternal deaths in childbirth have increased by 100%. This figure is the third highest in the world, behind Sierra Leone and Afghanistan.
- One in four children die before the age of five.
- 7% of the population have electricity.
- 42% of the population are illiterate.
- 3.4% of the population complete secondary education. School life expectancy 11 yrs old.
- 1% of the population go to University.
- 3/4 Malawians live under the international poverty line; surviving on $1.25 a day.
- 90% of the population revolves daily around growing maize to feed their families.
- 1 in 11 are infected with HIV/AIDS; 50,000 die each year.
- Every 30 seconds a child dies of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa and it cost only $1 to treat.