Hope Missions Ministries

Hope Missions Ministries was founded by Annie Mkandawire in 2003. While on a prayer drive south of Lilongwe in Malawi, Annie was moved by the spiritual and social condition of the people living in poverty in the rural villages and also the word of God from Romans 12:12–13:

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share
with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.”

Annie began a series of meetings with Chief Thugwalugwa who heads a small village under Group Village Headman Kayabwa in Traditional Authority Chadza. She wanted to find out from him what the specific needs of his village were and also their hopes and dreams for the future. What she found was that many rural communities are locked in a state of despair, unable to find enough hope to help themselves work their way out of poverty.
As one of the 10 poorest countries in the world, Malawi faces numerous problems such as access to education, food security, HIV/AIDS, gender issues and poor nutrition. These issues are far-reaching and they can leave communities devoid of hope. Our organisation began with a vision to transform rural life in Malawi by sharing the hope offered by the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and by encouraging the people in the communities to unify in vision and purpose to inspire and direct their own development.

Hope Missions draws from the significant experience not only of our staff but also of our trustees and other closely related individuals whose combined total experience in operating community programs is well in excess of 60 years. In all our work we seek to help communities initiate sustainable change and development for themselves rather than cultivating a culture of dependence. To this end much of the work revolves around people, relationships, eduction and locally available and accessible resources rather than buildings, feeding programmes, cash distributions and imports. If a community’s only resources are its land and people then it is only by helping them utilise these resources in more efficient and effective ways that their development can be self-sustained.

"Transforming communities through the implementation of programs which affect all areas of community life including: agriculture, education, economic empowerment, advocacy and discipleship, working through the local church and community leaders."

©Hope Missions Ministries 2008.
Private Bag B510, City Centre, Lilongwe 3, MALAWI
Tel: +265 (0)999 392 545