The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


No time to rest

Malawian Lutherans feed AIDS orphans and educate villages

AIDS has orphaned many of the children in Chiseyo, a small village that sits on a narrow, uneven dirt road about four miles from one of Malawi's four highways.

Like most of sub-Saharan Africa, the AIDS virus ravages Malawi, a southeastern African nation squeezed between Zambia, Mozambique and Tanzania. Officials estimate that 14 percent of Malawians--about 1 million--are infected with HIV. As many as 800,000 children are orphans because of AIDS, church officials say.

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