Onga Community, Malawi

Onga Community, Malawi
  • Population22,357
  • Villages49
  • Temp24°C

Onga is a rural community in southern Malawi.

Families here rely on available land resources to produce their food, but soil erosion and traditional farming methods mean that crop yield is low. Families are not able to produce enough for growing children. 85% of people live on less than $2 USD a day.

The main health issues are lack of clean water and proper sanitation. The community also has difficulty accessing medicine and healthcare services.

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


6,105 families accessed nutritious food due to diversified food production, resulting in fewer malnourished children.


3,692 children affected by Cyclone Idai received new school supplies which enabled them to continue attending classes.


92 community members lobbied the municipal government to enhance local child protection laws.


456 savings programme members started their own businesses or bought livestock, helping provide for their children.


Partnering together for a sustainable future.

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

Your support is helping Onga 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 Onga community.

“Our village chose me to be a child protection monitor. World Vision training helped me to be less scared and now I am able to help other children stay safe.”

- Chisomo (15), Onga community, Malawi

Chisomo pictured on right with black top

Transforming communities together.

We will continue our partnership with the Onga community until 2025. 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 2025

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.