Malawi Orphan Fund was set up in 2005 by Rosemary and Martin Lowdon to enable people the UK to support the Home of Hope orphanage, Malawi. Since then, we have grown to be one of the two largest donor organisations to Home of Hope, with an annual income of over Â£40,000.
Our charitable objectives are:
We primarily support Home of Hope (Mchinji Mission Orphanage above).
We regularly send funds to Home of Hope to support the activities of the Orphanage as a whole, to be used to meet regular expenses and current priorities.
Our most stable source of income is our sponsorship program, which you can find out more about here.
In 2015 a group of trustees made the first formal visit on behalf of Malawi Orphan Fund, developing our relationship with Home of Hope, and enabling us to work alongside Home of Hope to best support their incredible work. We were able to pass on a large number of generously donated items, install an internet router to improve communications, discuss our long term objectives and better administer our sponsorship scheme.
As a charity run entirely by volunteers, we have minimal expenses in order to maximise the impact of your donation. The pie chart below outlines how we allocated expenditure in 2014-15:
Please note that our expenses have increased slightly due to supporting some travel expenses incurred through visits to Home of Hope.
More details can be found in our accounts which are available on the Charity Commission website.