At the heart of One Community’s (One C) efforts is the Malawian child. Orphans, vulnerable children and their caregivers face tremendous health, social and economic challenges on a daily basis. This booklet, One Community-Saving Lives is a collection of 18 stories selected to show how One C’s work has helped adolescent girls, young women, and caregivers of children take back their lives, often from the precipice, and how communities are being empowered to question their living conditions and take action to change them for the better.
These stories showcase human resilience and how a little external support delivered in an efficient manner, and in collaboration with local communities can increase their agency, steer them away from the path of desolation and hopelessness towards hope for the future and belief in themselves. These stories were collected over a one-year period (October 2016 – September 2017). At One Community, we believe that these stories add meaning to the numbers and statistics that one would find in our annual report, and are a testimony that with the support of PEPFAR through USAID, One C is saving many lives.
The booklet will be shared with our donors, implementing partners, government stakeholders and the general public.
All stories were written with consent from concerned parties and they are aware of the purpose behind the narratives