Janet's House

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Janet's House is an orphanage in Lilongwe run by Lesita, Pastor Booker Banda's wife. The orphanage has 10 live in children but feeds at least 38 others from the local community. These children are in great need. Some live in extended families who cannot afford to feed the extra mouths every day, others may be destitute, so on Tuesday and Friday they come to Janet's House for a meal. 

Widows from the area also come for a meal two or three times a week. Widows often do not have any means of supporting themselves so Janet's House is a life line for them.

The aim is to help Holy Dwelling feed the orphans, pay for them to go to school and also to support the widows.

Recent donations for, Janet's House supporter in the UK, are being used to upgrade the kitchen facilities, which include, plastering, new flooring and windows and repainting.

History of Janet's House

Several years ago a missionary named Sylvia came from Scotland to Malawi with VSO. She was working with Holy Dwelling Church. Sylvia met someone special and they decided to get married and her sister Janet came to visit for the wedding. Janet fell in love with the people of Malawi. She went back to Scotland intending to come back to Malawi and work with the orphans.


Unfortunately Janet became ill with cancer and was unable to return and eventually she died.

In her will she left a sum of money for the orphans of Malawi. This was used to build a home to house the orphans and so the house had been called 'Janet's House'.

The veranda area outside Janet's House

How to Donate

If you are interested in supporting Janet's House or the  other projects in Malawi then please use either of the methods to the right.

Whichever method you chose, please send a separate email being very specific about your choice of project. this will also allow us to send you an electronic form if you are a UK tax payer and you wish to give by gift aid. 


Gift Aid provides us with an additional 25 % funds  with your personal advantage as well if you pay tax at the higher rate.

Bank details for electronic payments which may be one-off or regular monthly payments:

Bank:           Lloyds Bank

Name:          Kingdom Impact

Sort Code:   30-65-22

Account:      79541868

Reference:   JanetsHouse