Christian Chete, Former Headmaster, Adziwa Christian School
In the 80s and 90s, Africa experienced a significant loss with the AIDS epidemic. Many families were losing adult children leaving elderly family members to care for young orphans. During this time, Capital City Baptist Church (CCBC) identified a vast need in the Village of Kauma.
Kauma is a squatter settlement in Lilongwe, the capital city of Malawi. Kauma has a population of 33,000, of which about 7,000 are orphans. During initial assistance, CCBC brought the first water kiosks into Kauma and supported food security for the needy.
A few years later, CCBC partnered with The Peoples Church of Tennessee, USA (now Church of the City – COTC) to create a long-term relationship with the community and to provide more sustainable resources.
Since the beginning of that partnership, they have been able to accomplish the following:
From this partnership, the Friends of Adziwa entity was born to be a long-term support resource for Adziwa.
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