Kingdom Impact provides regular support for Janet's House, a small orphanage in Lilongwe which is run by Lesita, Pastor Booker Banda's wife. The orphanage has 10 live-in children but feeds many 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.
History of Janet's House
Several years ago a young woman 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'.
Our support for Janet's House
We provide ongoing support for this work through monthly contributions which help to feed and clothe the resident children, pay for staff to care for them and also to support the orphans and widows in the feeding programme.
Clean Water Project
Many people in Malawi do not have access to clean water, leaving them vulnerable to disease and unable to irrigate their land. We work with our Malawian partners, Holy Dwelling Church and Helix Chigon'mlunje, to provide reliable sources of clean water through boreholes.
Helix with the borehole we financed in Malingunde, Malawi.
Could you help us to provide boreholes for more villages in Malawi?
Building Futures in Malawi
We have recently formed a connection with Building Futures in Malawi, a local NGO which strives to improve the quality of education in Malawi.
Only 35% of children complete their primary education in Malawi and only 6% complete secondary education, primarly because of poverty. Building Futures in Malawi runs a number of projects to enable and encourage children and young people to attend school and continue their education:
Student financial support
Bursaries provide support for needy students/pupils with fees and school materials. The students are selected based on their academic performance and need for financial assistance.
School Feeding Program
Children who are hungry cannot learn effectively. Building Futures in Malawi provides daily nutritious foods to Standard 1-3 primary schools pupils in selected schools.
Sports developments project
By providing sports equipment and promoting youth participation in sport activities, BFM aims to motivate young people and build their confidence.
Go for Girls
Girls often fail to attend school because of lack of period products. This project promotes reusable sanitary pads among school girls, teaching them how to make reusable sanitary pads by hand sewing and also using a sewing machine.
How to Donate
If you are considering supporting Janet's House or any of the other projects in Malawi then please use either of the methods to the right, or click on the link below.
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 Grants
Sort Code: 30-65-22
Reference: JanetsHouse or other specific project.