The Malawi Asian Organisation UK (MAO UK) was founded in 1977 with the aim of bringing together philanthropists to promote sustainable development in regions affected by disaster.
In 2015, severe flooding in Malawi affected over 1 million people and left approximately 300,000 people homeless. Many were also deprived of their means of making a living.
Four years later, it is sad to say, most of the homes destroyed remain largely un-rebuilt due in large part to the insidious poverty that prevails.
MAO UK have partnered with Islamic Relief to construct 250 homes in the Chikwawa and Blantyre districts, providing safe and secure shelter to 1,250 people.
Photo: Ursula Mueller (UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs) visits houses being constructed in Malawi by Islamic Relief UK and MAO UK.
House Building Project
The project aims to support families living in desperate conditions due to the flooding in 2015. Shelter determines survival, safeguards human dignity and also sustains family and community life.
Islamic Relief Malawi will construct 250 homes to house families with the aim of promoting a community-centred life which provide safety, security and safeguard human dignity.
Every £1,000 donated towards the house building project will be matched by Islamic Relief to provide shelter for a flood-affected family. The total cost for each home is approximately £4,858.