Malawi Food Shortages

In September, the World Food Programme issued a warning that more than 2.8 million people in Malawi won’t have enough to eat over the coming months. Following periods of flooding and drought that ruined the 2015 harvest, these warnings unfortunately appear to be well-founded, with more than 200,000 people displaced from their homes and the threat of famine hanging over sub-Saharan Africa.

The current situation could continue into future years, with many believing the El Niño weather phenomenon posing a potential danger to food security. UN officials estimate that droughts in the region could leave up to 40 million people who live in rural areas needing food assistance.

MicroLoan Foundation strives to work with and support women in Malawi and Zambia to work themselves out of poverty and now is as important a time than ever to redouble our efforts to support these women. Please visit our Get Involved section to see how you can help make a difference.