We had 66 community members in Malawi participate in The Big Walk – a 7-mile community walk to raise awareness about the impact of Pamoza’s programs. Supporters walked in solidarity with the 47 people in the U.S. who raised awareness and over $17,000 through our Miles for Malawi virtual 5K.
Community members held signs saying “Miles in Malawi” and “Pamoza we can” while educating the crowd about efforts to improve their communities like supporting girls’ education. Big Walk participant, Bernard Banda, a Community Development Assistant in the region, said, “Pamoza has been supporting development activities here in many ways. There are still many needs like helping students who have to walk far to go to school and helping villages have closer access to portable water. I hope Pamoza will be able to cover even more communities in the future.”
We thank everyone who partipated in The Big Walk in Malawi and those who participated in the virtual 5K in the U.S. Together, we raised greater awareness and resources for programs which are changing lives in rural Malawi. Keep an eye out for ways to participate in our next Miles for Malawi 5K event in Spring 2022.