Monday, August 15, 2011

New House of Hope in Mzuzu--Progress Report

Building on the success of our Hope Scholarship and Hope Tailoring School programs in Malawi, and seeking ways to sustain the good work of orphan care, educational support and women’s economic empowerment in Malawi, WorldHope Corps--in partnership with Mzuzu United Methodist Church--broke ground in May and made progress over the summer for a new Hope House in Mzuzu.

According to Rev. Copeland Nkhata who oversees the joint project, the WorldHope House is "part of the vision God gave me in 2003 for a tangible example and expression of economic community development in Mzuzu." When completed, the house also will provide adequate space for a family in transition to permanent housing, and generate income to sustain the Hope Scholarship program for orphaned and vulnerable youth in the community.

The Hope Home, rather large by Malawian standards, is jointly owned by WorldHope Corps and the United Methodist Church in Mzuzu.  Income generated from the building is dedicated to Hope Scholarships on a monthly bases.
The total cost to build and operate the WorldHope House exceeds $30,000. Individual donors contributed $5000 to purchase good land near the main road into Mzuzu—the largest city in northern Malawi—and to design the building and get the plan through the civil approval process.    World Children’s Fund donated $20,000 to purchase materials and labor to build the house.   Additional funding is required to furnish and operate the WorldHope House and related programs.

For further information about WorldHope Corps programs in Malawi, see the WorldHopeCorps website blog:  WorldHope Corps blog

Michel J. Christensen, Founder and CEO
WorldHope Corps
P. O Box 295
Madison, NJ. 07940
info@worldhopecorps.com
Website:  www.worldhopecorps.org

WorldHope Scholarship Recipients in 2010-2011