Most of the children attending the Heart of Mercy centre have cerebral palsy. Through two community workers, whose salaries are paid by Accomplish, all the families that have registered with Heart of Mercy receive regular visits offering assistance. Monthly support groups also play an important role for these families.
MPS' goal is the prevention and relief of poverty in Malawi, one of Africa's poorest countries. To that end, Accomplish provided a grant to buy female goats for children with disabilities. The children own the goats themselves, which increases their status in their villages. The first kid is given to a new family to extend the network of beneficiaries and then further kids are sold to generate income. This is a life-giving initiative for people in a community where families are struggling to feed themselves.
Due to the high altitude, keeping an immobile child warm in Zomba can also be a challenge, so Accomplish has provided some blankets and mattresses to those most in need. We are exploring other ways of working together.
Mbedza Projects Support are involved in a number of other initiatives; further information can be found on their website.