Senga Bay is a small town in Malawi where good news travels fast. The web project first heard about Nyumba Ya Thanzi back in 2008 and we were so impressed with their work that we decided to provide a monthly donation. Fast-forward to 2012 and The House of Good Health continues to provide life-changing support for orphans with HIV. And it’s through their work that we first heard about Kunyumba.
Kunyumba means ‘home’ in Chichewa and they aim to provide a safe environment where disadvantaged children can reclaim something of their childhood. Kunyumba opened their doors in 2009 to provide day care for local vulnerable children. Besides providing health care, nutrition and education; Kunyumba provides the emotional stability that children really need to grow and develop.
We spoke with Kunyumba as they welcomed their first child and asked if there was anything that we could do to help. As a NGO starting-out on a shoestring budget they were keen to get all the help they could and suggested we send ‘hard to get’ supplies. We put together a package including dietary supplements, clothing, toys, books and stationary, and shipped it out to Malawi.
In Malawi a little help goes a long way and we were delighted with the photos that proved our small gift had made a big impact. We are still very much in-touch with Kunyumba and are continually amazed with the great work that they are doing.
Each year has seen the charity grow and today they are making a real difference to 19 children and their families. To find out more, or if you would like to make a donation: visit www.kunyumba.org