The Trust was set up in memory of Nick Webber, who died tragically in a car accident at the age of 28 while working in Malawi as a volunteer lawyer. Following the spirit of the work Nick was doing, our aim is to support some of Malawi’s poorest and most marginalised people by funding projects in education, healthcare and community support, and access to justice.
NWT guarantees that every penny donated to the Trust goes directly to helping the people of Malawi. All secondary costs such as administrative and travel expenses are borne by friends and family. The Trust is run by a board of six trustees with a wider committee of advisers whose expertise we call upon when necessary. We have no religious or political affiliation or agenda, our aim is simply to help improve the lives of Malawi’s most marginalised people.
We operate with clear and transparent criteria for funding decisions, you can access these as well as our annual reports and other policy documents on How We Work
Malawi is one of the world’s poorest countries with 50.7 % of its 18 million people living below the poverty line and 25 % living in extreme poverty. Most live rurally and the largely agriculturally-based economy leaves them particularly vulnerable to the negative impacts of climate change.
Aside from Malaria, Tuberculosis and diseases related to malnutrition, the prevalence of HIV/AIDS is among the most intense in the world. Over a million people live with the disease. According to UNICEF 16.7 % of under 18s are classified as ‘Orphaned or Vulnerable Children’ and nearly one million of them have lost one or both parents to AIDS. 20% of Malawian households are looking after ‘Orphaned or Vulnerable Children’, and many are headed by girls and elderly women.
The majority of families caring for ‘Orphaned or Vulnerable Children’ in Malawi lack the means to provide basic necessities. ‘Orphaned or Vulnerable Children’ very often lack parental care and proper nutrition, have inadequate shelter and limited access to education and healthcare. They are also at an increased risk of exploitation and abuse.
Despite its many challenges, Malawi is a vibrant and beautiful country with a young population (average age of 17.4 years) and a stable democracy. There is plenty to be hopeful about. NWT aims to work with and empower Malawians to build a better future. We select projects which we consider will have the greatest and most sustainable impact on the most vulnerable in society. Our projects cover different areas of need, encompassing education, health provision, community support and access to justice. You can find out more in What we do.
The easiest way to contact us is to email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at the address below.
If you would like to make a donation, please visit our fundraising page.
If you have a project you would like to propose, please first read our guidelines and policy documents on How we work.