Chigodi Community, Malawi

Chigodi Community, Malawi
  • Population22,161
  • Villages151
  • Temp 23°C
Chigodi is a rural community in central Malawi, where most of the population rely on agriculture for their livelihood. Children are going hungry and suffering from malnutrition, as families struggle to produce enough crops to feed, and there is little understanding about nutrition. 

Many parents in Chigodi can't afford school fees or supplies, and there aren't enough teachers, so classrooms are overcrowded. School dropout rates are high, and literacy rates are low.


Partnering together for a sustainable future.

By sponsoring children in Chigodi community, you are making an incredible difference in vulnerable children’s lives.

Your support is helping Chigodi community by improving the physical, emotional, spiritual and social well-being of the most vulnerable children.

Through decades of experience, we have proven that the most effective way to help a child is to strengthen their entire community, caring for every child along the way. In fact, because of these community-focused solutions, for every child you sponsor, 4 more benefit too!

Together, we are tackling the hard problems, such as changing mindsets and behaviours to address the root causes of poverty. We're focusing on building skills, hope and opportunity for the children of Chigodi community.

Your support is making a life-changing impact for children in Chigodi.


2,798 girls and boys took part in activities focused on helping them understand their worth, make healthy choices, and develop positive relationships.


20 new taps were installed from clean water systems, so more children and their families can drink clean, disease-free water.


2,400 children aged 3 to 6 go to preschool, helping to lay the foundation for them to succeed at school.


5,320 girls and boys in grades 1 to 3 took part in literacy programmes, helping them improve their reading.


"Before, we had to walk a long way to find safe, clean water. I am so happy that my community now has easy access to a tap water system. It is good news for all of us!" – Angella (12), pictured in front


"In the past, I could not read or write. Then my school received books and they are helping me to learn. Now I enjoy reading with my friends and building our vocabulary." – Tiyanjane (8), second from right


"I enjoy reading books so much. Growing up, I always wanted to be like other children who were able to read on their own, for I could not read or write." – Emily (7)

Transforming communities together.

We will continue our partnership with the Chigodi community until 2026. Continuing to build knowledge, skills and resilience through sustainable projects; equipping the community to identify and effectively respond to needs as they arise.


Started 2011



Completing 2026


“Before, our school had no toilet and we went to the bathroom in the bushes. Now we have a toilet and we enjoy using it and don’t get sick as often.”

- Grace (8), Chigodi community, Malawi

Grace pictured facing towards the camera

Did you know?

Did you know?

Lake Malawi

Lake Malawi is the second deepest lake in Africa and is globally important for biodiversity conservation because it is home to more species of fish than any other lake on the planet.

There are about 700 different types of cichlids (freshwater fish) in Lake Malawi which is 30% of all known cichlid species in the world!

Lake Malawi is about 580 kilometres long, 75 kilometres wide at its widest point and 706 metres at its deepest point.

Explorer David Livingstone described it as the “Lake of Stars” because thousands of fishing boats light up the surface of the lake with their lanterns at night.

Other ways you can help vulnerable children.

<h4>Sponsor a Child</h4>

Sponsor a Child

You can help another child break free from poverty, for good. Your sponsorship will help bring essentials like clean water, education and healthcare to a child and their community.

<h4>Childhood Rescue</h4>

Childhood Rescue

Children in the world’s most dangerous places need you now. Help them survive, recover and build a future. You can provide life-saving food, water and protection to kids whose lives are on the line.

<h4>Gift in your Will</h4>

Gift in your Will

Including a gift in your Will to World Vision is a wonderfully generous way to ensure the values that are important to you live on, as you continue impacting communities around the world.