Since 2008, The Malawi Initiative has devoted its energy to passionately advocating for the hungry, needy, and suffering members of our global family. As of 2016, Malawi ranks 3rd poorest nation in the world with an average life expectancy of 56 years of age. Due to the lack of resources, education, and health care, Malawi struggles to step forward towards a prosperous future. But with help, lives are being transformed and empowered. Ingenuity and motivation are kindled and out of difficulty rise some of Africa's finest.
The Malawi Initiative began in 2008 as the byproduct of a leisurely visit to Malawi. Dr. Rai Paparatti (founder) was visiting friends and traveling throughout Malawi when he was confronted with the extreme reality of life in this 3rd world nation. "I could not cope with what I saw. Many were naked; I was dressed. Many were hungry; I was well fed. Many were disease ridden; I was healthy." From that experience, The Malawi Initiative was born. Since then, thousands of people have been fed, clothed, and cared for through The Malawi Initiative's efforts.
Our mission is simple: To bring faith, hope, and love initiatives to the Warm Heart of Africa (Malawi)!
Faith Initiatives: Through this initiative, we focus on raising church leaders and planting them in a village that has not been reached. This becomes our open door and channel to work through. Once a pastor is set up in a village, we are able to care for that village though him and the church that has been established.
Hope Initiatives: Through this initiative, we bring the much needed help to the people of Malawi. We provide and conduct a free eye-clinic, total village feeding which provides each home a much needed food and supply pack, and we invest in the potential for a person's tomorrow through schooling, training, and investment.
Love Initiatives: Through this initiative, we take teams to Malawi to experience and show love to the hurting there.
Founder of The Malawi Initiative, Dr. Paparatti is also senior pastor of Life Point Church International in White Plains, NY and a professor of leadership studies in the Pacific Agape Bible College Network.
Mr. Daniels comes with over 30 years of experience as an educator and has been a part of The Malawi Initiative since its inception.
Bishop Lwesya is the Director of operations for The Malawi Initiative in Malawi. He is also the Executive Director for the Pentecostal Holiness Association in Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania, and Kenya.