Making a difference

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Kondwani’s story is a memorable one and began with us in June 2014.
Baby Kondwani, together  with his brother Ozious and sister Nduziyani. joined Yamikani House after their mother passed away whilst they were travelling on a bus from the north of Malawi to Thyolo in the souther region. Sadly, whilst transiting through Blantyre bus station, the children’s mother, knowing she was close to dying, passed away before she could get her children to her family, subsistence farmers in the south.


Kondwani,at age 8 months  weighed less than a new born baby initially and was given little chance of survival when initially admitted to Queens hospital in Blantyre. His siblings refused to leave him and the perseverance of staff and volunteers ensured he received the best possible care in the neo-natal nutrition unit where in his first week he was the only baby in the ward to make it through.

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The family have recovered from their trauma surrounded by the staff, loving big brothers and sisters at Yamikani House who give them the  best care possible. Ozious has made lots of new friends in the nursery school and Nduziyani at age 10 has finally been able to start school and is doing well, still keeping a watchful eye on her little brother Kondwani (meaning love).


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