Malawi, like Niger, is a land-locked country. Unlike Niger, more than 20% of Malawi is water—Lake Malawi. Most people do not have electricity. Most people have a pit toilet; 18% of rural household don't have a toilet. Forty-two percent of the women in rural areas can't read. You get the idea. It's a poor country. There are 2 million orphans and vulnerable children.
Raising Malawi's goal is to end extreme poverty in Malawi. Started by Madonna and Michael Berg, they support many community-based organizations. Check them out and see how you can get involved. (Photo courtesy of Raising Malawi.)