Lipiri Community, Malawi

Lipiri Community, Malawi
  • Population22,121
  • Villages83
  • Temp 18°C
Lipiri is a rural community in central Malawi. Most people here depend on agriculture for their livelihoods and are vulnerable to food shortages in times of drought. 

Sponsorship is helping to tackle three challenges facing children in Lipiri:
  1. Families struggle to grow enough food to feed their children year-round.
  2. Children aren't learning to read or write well because schools are overcrowded and lack resources and trained teachers.     
  3. Drinking dirty water from unprotected wells makes kids sick.

Partnering together for a sustainable future.

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

Your support is helping Lipiri 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 Lipiri community.

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


14,790 children aged 3 to 6 go to preschool, helping to lay the foundation for them to succeed at school.


29,580 students participated in hygiene training and have put what they learnt into practice, helping to keep them safer from disease.


5,000 educational kits were given to school-age children as part of our COVID-19 response, helping them to keep learning at home.


1,498 child protection groups monitored sponsored children, helping to identify and support girls and boys in need.


"I was so sad I wasn't allowed to attend school without a face mask. World Vision taught mothers at our school how to sew. They made face masks so we could go to back to school."Emma (10), pictured front right


"My first baby was born very small. I worried because we struggled to feed him. Community health volunteers showed us how to prepare nutritious food for him and he recovered." – Elita, mother pictured right


"Our children were often sick with malaria and we couldn’t work and spent money on health costs. Thanks to spraying for mosquitoes, our children are healthy and malaria-free." – Lustia, mother pictured right

Transforming communities together.

We will continue our partnership with the Lipiri community until 2024. Continuing to build knowledge, skills and resilience through sustainable projects; equipping the community to identify and effectively respond to needs as they arise.


Started 2009



Completing 2024

“I like writing stories that concern my community, hoping people will appreciate what is happening. Journalism is the career of my dreams and with World Vision, I am sure I will realise my dream.”

- Masauko (14), Lipiri community, Malawi

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.