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Rewriting Lives - Family Sponsorship

How it works
Hope Africa's team in Malawi has spent time meeting people in the villages and discussing how we can help families' immediate needs and their longer term opportunities. The problems are always the same. Generational poverty! The pressures of poverty, lack of employment, the AIDS epidemic, poor sanitation, huge numbers of orphans, climate change and lack of irrigation. These are just some of the problems which families are experiencing everyday.

Hope Africa is dedicated to improving the quality of life of the world's poorest people. By becoming a family sponsor, you'll be joining us in our pledge to provide the food, clean water, education, employment opportunities – but most of all 'hope' for a better future. You can choose how much you would like to sponsor a family and which family you would like to support and how your money will be spent. You will find details of families and how you can help.

By forging a connection with an individual family, you can see the effect your donation is having on the life of the family for yourself. At the same time, our focus is in on the community and its long-term development. By working closely with a community, we can help them build the skills and knowledge they need to stand on their own two feet.

That means your money is a hand-up, not a hand out. So become a family sponsor today and start making a difference!

Meet the Families


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The Useni Family

Fales Useni looks after her two grandchildren Dickson and Chipunde. You can see their family is suffering from a shortage of food, poor clothing and poor housing. There are 1000s of families like Fales suffering from, poverty in Africa. Will you sponsor a family by partnering with Hope Africa today?

You will receive a letter and photograph from the family you choose to sponsor to let you know how your support is bringing hope to their lives.


  • £10 a month could pay for basic food to support a Fales' family.
  • £25 a month could pay for basic food to support a largerfamily.
  • £50 a month could pay for food, clothing and a mosquito net to prevent malaria for Fales and her grandsons.


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The Kavalo Family

Melenia Kavalo's family is seriously affected by poverty. Melenia is 75 years old and she looks after her four grandchildren Telezino, Chitsanzo, Chikumbutso and Chiletso. Melenia and Telezino and her three grandsons are poorly clothed and in need of immediate help with food, medical care and clothes. The family need fertiliser and seeds to improve the food production for their family.

  • £5 per month could pay for monthly trips to Queen Elizabeth's Hospital for Telezino cost
  • £10 per month would pay for clothes for the whole family throughout the year. This includes good quality shoes for school which cost £5, T-shirts, shorts and trousers for the boys and several dresses for Telezino and Melenia.
  • £20 per month would pay for basic food for Melenia and her four grandchildren.
  • £30 per month would clothe and feed Melenia's family for the entire year


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The Sailes Family

Andute Sailes Family like many grandmothers in Malawi is responsible for five grandchildren, Timothy, Gift, Joseph, Fanny and Zidnhe.

Andute has two hectares of land used for farming, but production is almost non existent due to its lack of fertility. When the farming fails the family starve. Coupled with the family's food and clothes shortages are school fees. School fees cost in the region of £180 per annum per child. As you can imagine this is an insurmountable sum of money for Andute. This lack of future education for the Sailes Family is compounding the family's problems.


  • £10 per month would pay for clothes for the whole family throughout the year.
  • £15 per month would fund private school tuition for one of Andute's grandchildren
  • £30 would clothe and feed Andute's family for the entire year.
  • £60 per month would fund private school tuition for all four of her grandchildren and give them an opportunity to change their tomorrow.


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The Ndembe Family

Meet Nola Ndembe and her four grandsons Chikumbutso, Everton, Tamala and Ali. Like our other families the Ndembe family are in acute need of food and clothing and fertiliser and seeds to improve their farming production. The family's house is in very poor condition and leaks when the tropical rains come - and the family has no blankets. Everton and Tamala attend the local Primary School but Everton is unable to attend Secondary School as grandma can not afford the school fees.

  • £5 per month would pay for blankets for each member of Nola's family and some simple repairs to their house.
  • £10 per month would pay for clothes for the whole family throughout the year.
  • £15 per month would pay for seeds and fertiliser for Nola's garden and enable her family to improve their food production.
  • £25 per month per month would pay for Everton's Secondary School Fees and also basic food provision for the family.


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The Chikopa Family

Meet Magret Chikopa. Margret is a widow and has two daughters, Thokozani and Lita. Magret has a garden which is in desperate need of fertilising and seeds to plant crops to feed herself and her two daughters. The family desperately need food and clothes.

  • £10 per month would pay for clothes for Magret and her daughter's including shoes to attend school plus new blankets.
  • £15 per month would pay for seeds and fertiliser for Magret's garden and enable her family to improve their food production.
  • £25 per month would pay for food and clothes for the Chikopa family for the entire year.


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The Ostern Family

Meet Bete Ostern a 73 year old grandma and her six grandchildren, Zidne, Benson, Kondwani, Mayeso, Usabella and baby Moses. Bete's family are suffering from severe poverty. Bete's is currently not well and suffers with severe coughing and the children in the family are also experiencing the same coughing and malnutrition. The eldest grandson Zidne needs fertiliser and seeds to help feed the family. Usabela is helping her grandmother with the younger children and is therefore not attending Secondary School. Benson, Kindwani and Mayeso are attending the local Primary School. The family needs medical care, food, clothes and farm inputs to improve their present situation.

  • £15 per month would pay for clothes for Bete's entire family for a year, making sure her grandson's have shoes and clothes to wear for school.
  • £15 per month would pay for seeds and fertiliser to enable Benson and his brothers to improve their farming and help to feed to family.
  • £15 per month would pay for Usabella to attend Secondary School and improve her chances immeasurable of a better future for her family.
  • £15 per month would enable Benson to study Agriculture at College and build a better future for his family.


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The Magwaza Family

Meet Agret, her granddaughter, Lucy, her son Chimwemwe and twin daughters Victoria and Precious. Agret and Lucy are in need of good quality food for the children in the family. Lucy is a young widow who lives with her grandma Agret. The family also need clothes for their family and support with food production.

  • £15 per month will pay for food for Agret's family.
  • £15 each month will pay for clothes for the family for an entire year.
  • £20 each month would pay for seeds and fertiliser and a some help in their garden to provide food for their precious children.


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The Kampira Family

Meet Edna Kampira and her granddaughters, Anney and Hawa. Edna’s story is similar to many grandmothers. Edna is looking after her granddaughter’s who in turn are looking after their frail grandmother as well as they can. The family have no income and everyday is a battle. Anney and Hawa should be at Secondary School but there is no money for their education. The Kampira Family are in desperate need of food, clothing and training and a small grant to set up a small business to support themselves

  • £10 per month could pay for some training and a small grant to set up a small family business.
  • £15 per month will pay for food for Edna's family.
  • £15 each month will pay for clothes for the family for an entire year.
  • £30 each month would pay for Anney and Hawa to go to Secondary School.


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The Andrya Family

Meet Edina Andrya and her three children and grandchild, Rhoda, Roth, Thokozani and Charles. Edna is a widow. Her grandson Roth who is 13 has been taking responsibility for searching for food whilst Edina does casual jobs to make money. When this fails the family stay hungry. The Andrya family need help with food, clothes, blankets and schooling.

  • £15 per month would pay for clothes for Edina's entire family for a year, making sure her children have shoes and clothes to wear for school.
  • £15 per month would pay for seeds and fertiliser to enable Roth and his brother to improve their farming and help to feed to family.
  • £15 per month would pay for Rhoda to attend Secondary School and improve her chances immeasurable of a better future for her family.


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Manuel

Manuel is 90 years old and he lives on his own. He has no family to help and is often lonely he relies entirely on the kindness of his neighbours to bring him water and give him foo. Manuel needs food, clothing and medical care.

  • £5 per month would pay for some clothes and shoes.
  • £10 per month would pay for food, clothes and medical care for Manuel for the entire year