According to the United Nations, Malawi is the poorest country in the world. Extended drought and HIV/AIDS have left thousands of orphaned children without adequate food, clothing or access to basic education. These children, especially the girls and young women are left vulnerable without advocates to champion their best interests.

LiAM provides food, clothing, and educational support for over two hundred children every day. Volunteers council, tutor, and advocate for the precious children that God has entrusted to their care. These tangible acts are accompanied by Biblical teaching and counseling, equipping a generation to meet the intense physical and spiritual challenges that they face.

LIA’s director, Phenious Chuma grew up with many of the same challenges facing the children he now serves. Phenious graduated from African Bible College in 2011 and has served as a development officer for Lilongwe city council, as an orphanage educator, and as the Global Village Coordinator for Habitat for Humanity Malawi. Phenious has a masters degree in Sustainable Communities and working toward his pHD at UMass.

The LiAM team consists of three university-trained managers, seven aid workers, an accountant, and numerous local advisors. Financial and operational accountability is provided by a Board of Directors in Malawi and by Lampstand’s Assurance Team. More about Lampstand’s Assurance Team can
be found on our Donation Page.