Malawi joins eight other
prison fellowship national
ministries that are committed
to rescuing, restoring and
building the lives of children of
prisoners around the world.
Malawi is a landlocked country in southeast Africa, boarded by Zambia, Mozambique and Tanzania. While the country held democratic elections more than twenty years ago, Malawi remains one of the world’s least developed countries. The quality of life for Malawians is quite poor, with a high prevalence of people living with HIV and AIDS, and exposure to preventable infectious diseases such as malaria and dengue fever. The economy is based heavily on agriculture, with approximately 83% of the population living in rural areas and more than 70% living below the international poverty line. Rapid deforestation, widespread soil erosion, and changing precipitation patterns make the society’s fragile ecosystem even more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Only 12% of the population has access to electricity.
We estimate there are more than 30,000 children of prisoners country-wide, majority of whom fall into the bottom rungs of society. Lack of school attendance, dangers of early marriage and food insecurity are all realities that children of prisoners face.
Capitol City: Lilongwe
Population: 18.14 million
Number of prisons: 33
Per Capita GDP: $360
Prison Fellowship Ministry Founded: 2001
Executive Director: Rodrick Zalimba
Headquarters: Lilongwe, Balaka
Other Programs: Angel Tree, The Prisoner’s Journey, Halfway House
Our Rescue Plan In Action
With your help, we pair each child in our program with a dedicated caseworker,
and ensure they receive support in these four essential areas. Here’s how we do it:
Each child receives regular visits from a child caseworker to ensure they live in a safe and caregiving environment.
Each child and their families receives nutritious food, regular health check ups, and urgent medical care so they can grow strong and healthy
Each child is given access to education through assistance with school uniforms, fees, and supplies, so they can develop the skills they need for a bright future.
Each child is connected with a Christian caseworker and local church to build positive, meaningful relationships and help heal the wounds caused by rejection and loss.
Changing Lives, For Good
Our team on the ground is partnering with churches, schools and the justice system to transform children of prisoners’ lives,
making way for a brighter future, helping to restore their trust in people—and in a heavenly Father who loves them.