Desperate poverty, desperate decisions

Women in Malawi urgently need your help

Despite producing just 0.04% of global emissions, Malawi is among The Global Climate Index’s top five countries to be impacted by climate change. Last year Cyclone Freddy ravaged the country, resulting in the loss of homes, crops, and livelihoods. Women in the communities where MicroLoan Foundation USA works were among those severely affected.

Along with the climate emergency, already poor communities have been pushed into spiralling poverty due to Covid, ongoing food insecurity and increased cost of living. Add to that an extremely volatile economy, and the poorest families have been left without any safety net.

For many women Cyclone Freddy was the final straw which forced them to turn to desperate measures including prostitution to feed their families.

MicroLoan Foundation USA provides women with substitute income generation through training and loans to start sustainable businesses. Will you donate today, and stop women selling their bodies in order to provide for their families?

Providing women with a safer income source

Women endure dangerous situations, face aggressive clients, non-payment, and the risk of unprotected encounters puts them at risk of contracting HIV and AIDS, a disease still highly prevalent in Malawi.

We need your help to prevent this from happening, please donate today.

Due to its sensitive nature, it is difficult to find reliable data to understand the scope of the problem. However, according to a recent article in The Guardian, ‘the number of women working in prostitution has “almost tripled” since Cyclone Freddy.’

Our hope is that our work is stopping women from having to take these types of detrimental and drastic measures to survive.

Be a beacon of hope for these women

With your help we can support more women in the poorest communities to find alternative livelihoods to support their families. This is why it is important for us to grow our outreach, but we need your help.

Your contribution will make a tangible difference by providing women with substitute income generation through training and loans to start sustainable businesses.

$32 will provide a woman in Malawi with a start-up loan

$85 will provide a woman in Malawi with a start-up loan and ongoing training

$190 will provide a woman with loans and training for a whole year

$636 will provide start up loans for 20 women

Every donation, regardless of size, will bring us one step closer to providing a lifeline to these resilient women and their families.

Thank you for your commitment to making a difference in the lives of those who need it most.

To learn more about the situation in Malawi, please watch this video produced by Channel 4.

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