Introducing you to the culture of Malawi through a series of articles! The culture of Malawi is strong in spirituality and most people are active in religious groups. We’ll tell you about Malawi’s main religions and the people who practice them. Read on for more.
What does mudzi mean?
At Orant, we work together.
Whether we live in rural Malawi or urban USA, we know that our destinies are bound. We share one mudzi, one village, one planet.
We aim to dismantle the structures separating the helper from the helped.
We are all both the helper and the helped. When we dissolve what separates us, we see how much we are in fact the same. We all experience poverty, though perhaps in different ways. We all suffer. We all have dreams. We are all deserving of respect and love.
How does Orant live out our values of respect and community?
Great question! There are three main ways.
1. We value our beneficiaries’ input.
Before launching new programs, we first make sure our community really needs and wants them. To do so, we interview community members. We listen to their feedback. Their participation is integral to our success.
2. We tell stories that honor our participants’ dignity and intelligence.
If our beneficiaries see their stories in 5 years, we want them to feel proud. We never want to exploit someone’s struggle to raise awareness or money. Of course Orant’s community faces struggles. But those struggles don’t define them. Rather, they are defined by their hearts, their courage, their patience, their humor, and their kindness.
3. We collaborate internationally.
The majority of our donors live in the US, but our 100% African staff runs all our programs in Malawi. Our US and African teams meet weekly to discuss goals, developments, and program operations. Everyone brings something unique to the table. Our collaboration is successful because we respect each other. We belong to each other. We share the same mission.
Join the mudzi.
Celebrate with us at the Orant Mudzi Gala Sep 23, 2023 at the Perot Museum of Nature & Science in Dallas, Texas. Learn more and buy your tickets here.
The Orant Journal
As we have discussed in some of our past blogs, Malawi Vision 2063 has three key pillars that guide the focus of the Vision. These three pillars are meant to build on each other to create the inclusively wealthy and self-reliant nation that they envision. In this blog, we will look at the second pillar of MW2063: Industrialization.
Introducing you to the culture of Malawi through a new series of articles! First in the series is the food of Malawi, an important part of culture and tradition. We’ll tell you about some traditional foods and even share some recipes! Read on for more.
In this blog, we will look at the first pillar of MW2063: Agricultural Productivity and Commercialization.
In the book Poor Economics, the authors explore the idea of the poverty trap and how it affects people across the world. In this blog, we review Poor Economics and its lessons on how to break the cycle of poverty.
2022 Highlights at Orant Charities Africa. See what we accomplished.
Clean water is a gendered issue in Malawi. Women and girls bear the brunt of the water burden. Malita Chimbalame tells her story.
Celebrate Orant's Sweet 16 with 16 reasons we love what we do.
Malawi is rich in democracy, peace, and spirit. But economically, Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world. Why?