WHY PARTNER WITH A PASTOR IN MALAWI?
The Republic of Malawi is a landlocked country in southeast Africa that was formerly known as Nyasaland. It is among the world’s least developed and most densely populated countries. It has a very diverse population, including native groups, Asians and Europeans; several languages are spoken and there is an array of religious beliefs.
Its economy heavily relies on agriculture, considering the numerous rural populations. However, the Malawian government depends on outside aid to meet development needs, especially in local infrastructure, economy growth, education, health care and financial independence. Despite reductions on external investment, the country’s outlook appears to be improving, having made considerable progress on education and healthcare since 2007.
Malawi has a low life expectancy, high infant mortality and high prevalence of HIV/AIDS. At Live Connection, we believe that through our Partner with a Pastor program, we could create significant change on local`s well-being.
INTERESTING COUNTRY FACTS
Malawi is a multilingual country. Although English is the official language. Other major languages spoken in Malawi include: Chewa, Yao, Tonga, Sena, and Elomwe.
Ten major ethnic groups are historically associated with modern Malawi—the Chewa, Nyanja, Lomwe, Yao, Tumbuka, Sena, Tonga, Ngoni, Ngonde, and the Lambya/Nyiha.
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