Brick by Brick - UK Charity in Malawi
MALAWI

 

Brick by Brick has commenced its building in Malawi.

Malawi is a poor landlocked country with a GDP of $3.574 bn, $256.6 per capita (est 2007), which makes it one of the poorest countries on the planet.

It has little mineral wealth and limited agriculture. It is far from a port which makes its agricultural exports uncompetitive on world markets and imported building materials very expensive.

 

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The rural communities survive on subsistence agriculture with limited cash crops of tea, coffee and tobacco.

Literacy is low and AIDS is prevalent, near the highest in Africa, with a life expectancy of 38-40 years.

Nevertheless it is a peaceful country with no obvious tribal divisions. Although the country is desperately short of schools there is wide awareness of the importance of education.

 


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